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Music Therapy Teacher

 Music Therapy Program: The general music therapy program at the Mater Children's Hospital, aims at assisting children and their siblings adjust to the cancer experience through the use of music.

Due to an increase in numbers of primary school-aged patients (aged 5 - 11 years), the body awareness and relaxation group was started to meet the emerging needs of this age group. This group is facilitated by the music therapist and occupational therapist and runs weekly. The purpose of the group is to increase patients' understanding of their bodies and to help patients understand links between physical feelings and emotions. These goals are achieved through various musical play, singing and movement activities. Patients are also taught a range of relaxation techniques to assist children in developing appropriate coping strategies for anxiety-provoking situations.

We urge you to consider the children in a hospital near you.  Please donate, post cheques to: Kids with Cancer Foundation, PO Box 135 Westmead NSW 2145 or for credit cards: free-call any donations to 1800 255522, and we guarantee that 100% of these donations will be passed to families, or use this Donate now button or at the top of the page.

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