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The benefits of music sessions for very young children with their parent or carers through the eyes of a music therapist

Margareta Burrell

in Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580514
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728730 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.003.0007
The benefits of music sessions for very young children with their parent or carers through the eyes of a music therapist

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This chapter describes the music and movement sessions offered at the Coram Parent Centre in Camden, London. Making music in open and informal groups allows the possibility to include families from a multitude of cultural and social backgrounds. These groups can focus on the healthy and normal child and parent, while the leader makes use of the opportunity for early observation and assessment of any special needs. In close collaboration with Centre staff and specialist services, it is possible to point parents and their children to additional supports when vulnerability is observed.

Keywords: music therapy; parent-child interactions; music and movement; Coram Parent Centre

Chapter.  4127 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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