Impact of Arts Therapies on rehab outcomes to be discussed at the Child Brain Injury Trust conference

Daniel Thomas, Chroma Therapy’s managing director is to speak at the Child Brain Injury Trust’s annual conference this March. The day is set to focus on the idea of ‘connections’ within the brain that are broken or need rehabilitating following childhood acquired brain injury.

The 12th annual conference is being held on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at the Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham. This year’s conference ‘Let’s Get Connected’.

Presenting his view on how the arts therapies create connections in children’s brains, Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT) and families, Daniel will also highlight how the Arts Therapies, specifically on Neurological Music Therapy, can dramatically optimise rehabilitation outcomes.

MDT connectivity is mirrored in the way that music works within the brain of the injured child, helping to re-wire or re-configure itself across many areas that are key to rehabilitation, including sensori-motor, language and communications and the emotions.

Daniel will also demonstrate how and why the inclusion of family members during therapy treatment can also help achieve greater outcomes especially in terms of meeting functional and emotional objectives and developmental milestones.

The annual Conference aims to showcase academic research, successful interventions, and highlight how professionals can embrace the subject matter positively in their day to day work.

It also brings together professionals and families from all walks of life to give everybody the opportunity to learn new information, develop a greater understanding of brain injury and improve the practice and care for families facing the lifelong journey after brain injury.

Daniel Thomas said: “The Child Brain Injury Trust’s annual conference brings together health professionals and key stakeholders in one place, and for Chroma it’s an ideal platform to demonstrate the true value of arts therapy. Arts therapies, especially Neurologic Music Therapy can dramatically enhance the lives of patients and their families but sadly not enough people know about its benefits. This conference will help raise awareness of this important treatment.

“At a time of limited funding, it is vital for health practitioners – including often forgotten arts therapists – to work together to develop new therapeutic insights and ways of meeting patients’ rehabilitation goals. Arts therapy can genuinely improve outcomes in a cost-effective way.”

Lisa Turan CEO of the Child Brain Injury Trust added: “We look forward to welcoming Chroma, delegates and speakers from all over the UK to our conference which is the only conference in the UK to focus on long term outcomes for the whole family following childhood brain injury.  To book your place please go to our conference web page:”.