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Music and Autism Training Day

Monday 18th September, 10am – 4pm at Dryden Centre, Gateshead

Tickets: £90*

Research into autism has shown the positive effects music and music therapy has in the treatment of individuals with autism. We are excited to host this learning opportunity as part of our wider training offer.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. It affects how a person experiences the world around them, and how they communicate with and relate to others.

The day will be facilitated by London-based Music Therapist Tina Pinder who has worked in community music and health settings for over seventeen years. Tina’s professional history is as impressive as it is extensive, including work with Sound Connections, Drake Music, Sing Up, London Philharmonic Orchestra as head SEN Workshop Leader, mainstream and SEND schools, international organisations and psychiatric hospitals.

This training will provide:

  • An understanding of autism as a spectrum disorder, including range of presented characteristics and neurology behind these
  • Guidance around how to adapt the learning environment to promote engagement and social interaction
  • Fun song-writing and composition workshops, including adaptations for the more profoundly autistic
  • Tips on how to create your own bespoke musical resources

This course is aimed at workshop leaders, musicians, artists, local authority early years advisors and representatives of arts organisations working in a range of settings with individuals with autism.

To book a place visit www.musicandautism.eventbrite.co.uk.

*Ticket price includes: Resource pack, refreshments, lunch and certificate of attendance