NECOM’s music therapy program is off to a great start for 2017. Clients of all ages continue to participate in group and individual music therapy sessions, working hard to facilitate improvements in their physical, social and communication skills. Several clients now access music therapy at NECOM using their NDIS funding, and I look forward to working with a wider range of people under this new funding structure.
After a great year in 2016, NECOM has expanded their program at Drummond Early Intervention for 2017, providing more students with access to music therapy. Students in the Drummond Early Intervention program participate in music activities which facilitate improvements in academic engagement, providing them with the skills they need to succeed when they begin attending school. NECOM has also continued its work at Armidale High School with a dynamic music therapy group focusing on improving social and communication skills.
NECOM has been hard at work updating their Accessibility Action Plan. We hope to have this finalised very soon, and we look forward to putting the plan into action. As NECOM works towards meeting the goals in our Plan, we hope to make improvements to the accessibility of a range of NECOM programs and raise awareness of the options available at NECOM for people with disability. Stay tuned for updates!