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    The role of Arts Therapies in young people with Autism

    By Lucy Collings Pettit, Neurologic Music Therapist, Chroma For young people with an autism spectrum condition, the arts therapies (music therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy) can play a significant role in enabling them to express themselves. In the earlier years, arts therapists will often focus on working with the core characteristics of the child’s condition, for example social communication, interaction and imagination. … MORE

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    Resource pack for parents

    Chroma’s lead therapist Rachel Swanick has been working with Adoption UK and adoptive families during the COVID19 period, providing online sessions and ideas to help families find the fun, love and connection despite all the chaos. Rachel has also developed a resource full of ideas, hints and suggestions for younger and older children. Please click here to download the PDF. We’d would … MORE

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    Chroma partners with Relate on pilot to offer counselling support for adoption cases

    Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy services, has partnered with Relate the leading relationships charity in England and Wales. As part of the pilot Relate will provide additional counselling for adoptive parents whose children are accessing Chroma’s creative arts therapies. Chroma provides therapy for adopted children and young people through the government’s Adoption Support Fund, which supports eligible adoptive … MORE

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    Pilot NMT project shows significant improvement in patients with an acquired brain injury

    A pilot Neurologic Music Therapy project undertaken by Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy service, has resulted in significant improvements in the treatment of patients with an acquired brain injury, Exemplar Health Care commissioned the 12-week project at their 80-bed Willowbeck inpatient unit in Sheffield. Service users’ complex needs include those with an acquired brain injury (through accident or … MORE

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    PRESS RELEASE: Singing along to in-car music could improve driver safety, say therapists

    Singing along to pop and rock hits behind the wheel could make you drive more safely, according to therapists. If you’re stressed by traffic conditions or frustrated while stuck in a jam, crooning a tune will help you concentrate better and make you calmer, says Chroma, the UK’s leading arts therapy provider. A Spotify “drivetime” playlist compiled by the company includes favourites … MORE