Events & Courses
North East England
Music-making with Neurodiverse Children and Young People
21 October 2022
Sage Gateshead is hosting this free to attend day of presentations and workshops that will explore the skills needed for working inclusively with neurodiverse children and young people while also having the space to network with others in the sector

Music-making has been highlighted as a valuable tool supporting neurodiverse children and young people across non-verbal communication, stress relief, and socio-emotional reciprocity. Understanding the impactful role music-making may have for this demographic, this event will enable a space for exploration to explore and consider different approaches that music leaders and educators may take when working musically with neurodiverse children and young people.

The event will begin with a keynote address delivered by Professor Adam Ockelford, ‘Professor of Music at the University of Roehampton and Co-develop of the Sounds of Intent Framework’, exploring his research into music-making with neurodiverse children and young people and the Sounds of Intent framework. Later in the event, delegates will have the opportunity to explore practical approaches to working with neurodiverse children and young people through two ‘Illustration of Practice Sessions’ led by MUSINC’s Open Orchestra programme and Sage Gateshead’s Music Spark programme.

The conference runs from 1-5pm.

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Venue Details:
Northern Rock Foundation Hall