As well as writing termly reports for each individual child, we conduct evaluations of the music therapy service at each of our schools to add to each school's evidence of impact. In these evaluations we ask head teachers, class teachers, LSAs, parents and the children themselves about their experience of music therapy and how they think it impacts engagement at school. See some of their comments to the right.
We recently submitted a poster to the 2016 British Association for Music Therapy Conference in Glasgow. The poster compiles the findings of evaluations at several of our schools. According to our evaluations, our music therapists work is perceived to support children's:
Social interaction and empathy
Creativity and imagination
Click on the thumbnail to take a closer look!
Because when I feel sad I think about what I do in music therapy, it makes me feel good again.
It keeps the stress off your head. You can get your anger out on the drums.
I believe it helped him express himself and gave him a sense of acheivement.
Music therapy made me feel relaxed and calm in class.
It makes me feel more imaginative in class. Makes me think of ideas when I'm writing.