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Music Therapy at The Royal Children's Hospital is part of Allied Health and consists of a team of eight registered music therapists who provide clinical music therapy services to children and adolescents with a range of medical conditions. Services are provided to inpatients only. Referrals may be made through the EMR.
The team of professionally trained music therapists support infants, children and adolescents using targeted therapy sessions to assist with aspects of their hospital experience. The aim of Music Therapy is to use the experience of music to provide treatment support, mental health support and/or neurodevelopment. This is achieved through a range of face-to-face services and resourcing.
Music therapists are registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association. They are proficient musicians that undertake a tertiary course in training accredited with the Australian Music Therapy Association.