Parent and Infant Music Mornings (Limerick City)

  • Music Therapy Ireland – School Aged Children 810 x 456

Music Therapy Ireland offers a creative space to help the lives of people who are healthy and those with disabilities.

Music Therapy Ireland offers a creative space to help the lives of people who are healthy and those with disabilities.

Children 0-6 years: Early intervention Music Therapy promotes parent-infant bonding, social interaction, physical rehabilitation, emotional expression.

Music Therapy works with infants and young children who have:

Autism, Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Physical disability, Developmental delay, Terminal illness, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Attachment issues, Experienced trauma.

Music Therapy Autism Information:

The child may have a strong desire to communicate but are unable due to a lack of expressive language, this is where music can be a powerful tool of expression.

Non-verbal children make sounds in order to communicate with others.

Children with special needs have the great need to communicate with their environment, they have a high level of understanding and can sustain learning, thus, music can become the language by which they interact and communicate in a safe, creative space.

Children with ASD demonstrate a need for structure, which music contains in many forms, including melody, harmony, rhythm, phrasing and dynamics.

Music improvisation, where the person plays a musical instrument, is often central for emotional expression and communication with this client base. It is used a ‘…non-verbal and pre-verbal language which enables verbal people to access pre-verbal experiences, enables non-verbal people to interact communicatively without words, and enables all to engage on a more emotional, relationship-oriented level than may be accessible through verbal language’(Alvin 1991, as cited in Gold et al., 2006).

The music therapist’s role is to help the children address their needs and provide a non threatening and non judgemental environment for them to freely express themselves and release their emotions; also, to promote their communication and social skills, as well as help the work of the teachers in the learning process. The variety of therapeutic techniques, instruments and music activities allowing any child to participate, despite the amount of the disability.


A multi-sensory experience (auditory, visual, tactile, kinesthetic/vibroacoustic).

A very enjoyable, motivating stimulus.

A creative way to achieve therapeutic outcomes.

Limerick City

Music Therapy Ireland
St Clements old College
South Circular Rd

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