For therapy, training, advice and support call us on 01684 576795 or email:admin@arcos.org.uk. Alternatively, please call the AFSIL (ARCOS Family Support and Advice Line) service on 07984 451327 on Monday or Tuesday from 9.30am -12.30pm or email: afsil@arcos.org.uk at any time.

Music, Dance and Drama

Although research is on-going into the effects of music on children, including those still in the womb, active music-making is thought to be linked with benefits such as better language and mathematical ability, improved results at school, better-adjusted social behaviour, and even improvements in spatial awareness.

If a child is able to develop a strong basic spatial understanding early on, they will develop the more complex spatial reasoning skills needed for later in life i.e. reading and understanding maps and graphs.

 

There is evidence too of music aiding memory development and retrieval in pre-school aged children. Children love repetition so singing familiar songs and making music, even with simple percussion instruments, can be greatly beneficial. Action songs, which require children to move their hands or bodies to the music or make sounds, are particularly good.

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Introducing your child to music at an early age does more than simply foster a life-long love of music as an art form. Encouraging them not only to listen to music but to interact and become involved with the act of making music is a valuable step in your child’s development. 

By involving children in music you are helping to expand their positive problem-solving skills and develop memory skills.

On a personal and social level, the benefits for the child are huge; by giving them a way of expressing themselves, you will be encouraging their creativity and improving their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Remember, you don’t need any special musical ability to start enjoying music with your child. Learning together can become a great new way of interacting and bonding.

SESSION CHARGES

All childrens therapy sessions are currently grant funded however as you can appreciate, this may not be the case always and standard session charges are as follow: 

1 hour individual sessions – £15

Full day group sessions (5-15 children) – £50

Call us on 01684 576795 or email:admin@arcos.org.uk to access any of our services​.

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Children

We offer a multi-sensory environment for calming relaxation and sensory stimulation. Children with a variety of disabilities  attend.

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Adults

Through specialist multi-disciplinary therapies, rehabilitation activities, and emotional support to make a difference and changing lives.

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Professionals

We provide training in understanding best practice care and the latest technological support for a range of conditions for healthcare professionals.

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Carers

ARCOS provide physical and online training, information, and advice. You also gain a network of peer support to assist you through your journey.