Music and puppetry therapy can help children express emotions
When a child is diagnosed, they can often struggle to deal with the emotional and the physical changes that they find themselves suddenly dealing with. We can offer the children a series of therapy sessions within their own home. Currently, we support children through the following therapies:
Music therapy can help a recently diagnosed child with:
Improving physical health and ability
Addressing emotional and behavioural difficulties
Developing communication and social skills
Increasing creativity, self-esteem and confidence
Puppet Theatre Therapy
Puppet Theatre therapy involves a series of sessions whereby a child develops a story and then creates the puppets to act it out. The sessions conclude with a puppet show to friends and family.
Helps children explore their feelings
Role-play helps children to address emotional & behavioural difficulties
Develops communication and social skills
Increases creativity, self-esteem and confidence
Family Friends will liaise with the Hospital Care Team on which form of therapy may be most helpful, and at what point in a child’s treatment.
We also offer these therapies to siblings if it is deemed to be something that can help them cope with the changes going around them at home due to their brother or sister’s illness.
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