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Music therapy for children

Bunt, Leslie


Leslie Bunt
Occasional Associate Lecturer - HAS HSS


Gary McPherson


Bunt, L. (2006). Music therapy for children. In G. McPherson (Ed.), The Child and Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development (273-288). Oxford University Press

Publication Date Jun 1, 2006
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 273-288
Book Title The Child and Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development
ISBN 9780198530329
Keywords music therapy, children
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Additional Information Additional Information : The springboard for this chapter is a survey of 40 music therapists working for the six branches of one of the largest community-based providers of music therapy in the UK, The MusicSpace Trust. Over 700 surveyed children are discussed in relation to presenting issues (e.g. children on the autistic spectrum or with learning difficulties) including case vignettes. In addition to a review of theoretical and policy lenses through which current practice is viewed, shifting patterns are highlighted in relation to music's expression of both individual and cultural identities.