Young people

Project Art Works project report

The report includes recommendations for developing meaningful, personalised arts provision for young people/adults with complex needs, families and support workers.

Rhythmix 'Music in Mind' programme evaluation

An independent evaluation (attached) of Music in Mind, a Rhythmix programme supporting children and young people with mental health problems.

LMN conference materials: Music for children with special education needs and disabilities

Live Music Now's 2016 conference at the Royal Society of Medicine focused on the impact of music for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Short Guide to Accessible Music Education in the UK

From Drake Music and Drake Music Scotland, the Short Guide (attached) brings together information on organisations, initiatives, research documents and more for disabled musicians, their parents and carers, music teachers and anyone else concerned with accessible music education.

CLA ImagineNation report on benefits of arts education

A report from the Cultural Learning Alliance setting out the developmental and social advantages derived from arts and cultural education.

The report's key findings are below

Theatre for children in hospital

This new book looks at the place of theatre for children who are hospitalized, showing how powerfully it can enhance their social and mental wellbeing.

Engaging families with young children through music

An essay by Soundcastle and Creative Futures exploring their recent projects aimed at those deemed ‘hard to reach’.

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Short guide: 'Music & Autism: Creating a social & participant-led environment'

A new booklet from Sound Connections based on a 2015 training session with music and autism specialist Tina Pinder.

Impacts of music in early years

The London Early Years Music Network has published an evidence review exploring the impacts of music on young children’s physical, mental and psychological development.

Study into music’s impacts

A new study draws together different strands of research into the impacts of music making on the development of children and young people.

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