Helping kids with hearing loss to experience music
October 24, 2019
Music helping to improve auditory processing in children with hearing loss
Earlier this week Miss Vicky ran a music therapy group with families and staff at Hear and Say on behalf of our music therapy arm Music Beat Therapy Services.
The kids joined Miss Vicky in singing and dancing, playing instruments and participating in musical games. This required the little ones to listen for different sounds with intent, and to follow auditory as well as visual cues in the songs.
Hear and Say is a world-leading Paediatric Auditory-Verbal and cochlear implant centre founded by Brisbane Speech Pathologist Dr Dimity Dornan AO in 1992.
Hear and Say’s telepractice intensive camps offer the unique opportunity for regional families with hearing loss to come together for a week of learning, support and fun.
Clinical Director Emma Rushbrooke said Hear and Say teaches children with hearing loss to hear, listen and speak.
“We do this by utilising advanced hearing technologies, coupled with listening and spoken language therapy, early intervention and social skills programs.
“Music therapy is a fantastic way to improve listening and language skills. Thank you Miss Vicky for visiting our Brisbane centre to provide valuable activities to our telepractice families,” Emma said.
Music provides a fun and engaging way for children to practice directional listening, following instructions and attend to complex tasks.
Music Beat Therapy Services is proud to support this wonderful organisation and do our part in helping children living with hearing loss to learn to listen and speak.