Music therapy and visual impairment

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Visual impairment can threaten the early attachment of an infant. Much early experience of socialisation may be missed, and people may face challenges in their ability to form relationships with others. Music-making can help in a number of ways including:

  • reducing isolation by providing a natural way of entering spontaneous relationships
  • refining listening skills (blind people are often particularly responsive to sound)
  • stimulating movement and encouraging more conscious control of actions
  • provides an expressive medium, helpful in coming to terms emotionally with the impairment.

If you’d like to speak to one of our therapists about music therapy and sensory impairment, get in touch or find out how to make a referral for you or on behalf of an organisation.