University of Edinburgh

The Impact of Music Therapy on Children with a Visual Impairment and those with Complex Needs

Date: Tuesday, 1st May 2018
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Venue: SSC, Edinburgh
Cost: £110

NOTE - closing date for course is 10th April 2018


This presentation and workshop will consider different ways in which music therapy might be used with children who have a visual impairment as well as those who have complex needs. Two music therapists, David Limmer and James Robertson, will give an overview of how music can assist with aspects of communication and expression through the development of a therapeutic relationship.

This day will include a presentation of case vignettes with children through audio and video examples of work. There will also be a practical exploration of simple musical ideas. A particular emphasis will be placed on how teachers and support staff can adapt and incorporate these ideas into their own areas of work.

Target Audience

Teachers of the visually impaired, teachers in special schools/nurseries, educational psychologists, support staff and parents/carers.


David Limmer, Music Therapist, RNIB; and
James Robertson, Music Therapist, Edinburgh