Arts Therapy for the Disabled

For children and adults with special needs

Background

What we do

About the Therapy

Our training programmes

Training Manual

National Conference

 


What do we do?

We have been introducing Arts Therapy for the Disabled into institutions in Romania for the past 12 years.

This approach involves play, music, drama and other arts-type sessions to bring much needed stimulation and happiness.

gavin xylophone

We provide a visiting therapy team for over 400 institutionalised children and 160 adults.

Visiting teams tour institutions for children and adults in and around Bacau county in North East Romania. They take with them gymnastic equipment, musical instruments, play and arts materials.

In some cases, we have donated all the necessary equipment to institutions. We will continue to donate equipment in institutions where the staff have been trained and show a commitment to the programme.

We conduct the training programmes and follow these up with support and advisory services.

We also provide therapy for 160 adults with severe disability in long-stay hospitals where we see some of the very worst conditions.

Our teams have received intensive training in special needs therapies over 12 years from specialist UK practitioners. Their work is recognized and accredited by the Romanian Departments of the Handicapped and Child Protection.



What sort of arts therapy is it?

Sometimes referred to as "Arts Therapy for the Disabled", music, art, movement, and play therapy is a programme of structured activity involving therapeutic sessions of music and song, movement, games, gymnastic circuits, arts and crafts, imaginative play, stories drama and puppetry.

The therapy can be given on a one-to-one basis or in groups.

The programme is adapted according to the ages and numbers of beneficiaries, their levels of ability and the skills and experience of the therapists.


play therapy equipment


Check out our new mini film about how our Impart programme brings life giving art therapy to institutions for the disabled in Romania


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Our training programmes

Training Manual

National Conference

 

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