In Western countries, Music Therapy is part of the professional medical supporting team. It is categorized under Creative Art Therapies (other therapies, e.g. Art Therapy, Drama Therapy and Play Therapy).
Music therapy is a clinical way of using professional music and musical elements to intervene, by a registered music therapist, which establishes relationships between the therapist and participants, in order to achieve various therapeutic goals.
Music therapists use a variety of musical skills, together with psychological, counseling and other theoretical knowledge, we design suitable music activities for participants, encourage participant’s emotional, physical and social well-being.
Music Therapy focuses on the process of treatment, rather than the merits of aesthetical musicianship. Participants do not need to have any musical background.
Music Therapy Settings
J.A.m. provides in-house and outreach therapy services incl.
Individual sessions (45 mins/ 60 mins)
group sessions (45 mins/ 60 mins/ 90 mins)
Please contact us for further information.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
People with ADHD have:
a short attention span and being easily distracted
making careless mistakes
appearing forgetful or losing things
being unable to stick to tasks that are tedious or time- consuming
difficulty listen to or carry out instructions
constantly changing activity or task
difficulty organising tasks
unable to sit still, especially in a calm surrounding
excessive physical movement/ talking
unable to concentrate on tasks
acting without thinking
unable to wait their turn
How does Music Therapy support this group of client?
“Music exists in time, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. That structure helps an ADHD child plan, anticipate, and react.”
— Kirsten Hutchinson, Music Therapist
Music Therapy bolsters attention and focus, reduces hyperactivity, and strengthens social skills. Music provides rhythm and structure, involving body movements when playing the instruments.
With participants diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, Music Therapy:
create a safe environment for free expressions and relationship building
set the mood with varying music rhythms as to slow down/ speed up the participant's mental and physical processes