Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Including one or more horses as part of a treatment team may seem very 21st century, but the concept has been around for a very long time. In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates, the 'father of medicine' spoke of the horse as a healer, and throughout history we find many references to the physical and emotional benefits of having horses in your life.

While Selective Mutism is not a concept that is familiar to all, it requires a positive, sensitive and practical approach. Here, Nicola Kealy finds a text that gives much food for thought when seeking an understanding of the issue…

This book is written from a personal perspective, and is very accessible for anyone with an interest in Selective Mutism (SM). Spread out over seventeen chapters, the book is full of insightful stories by people with SM.

Anita Stefańska, PhD, University of Poznań, Poland discusses the benefits of drama and theatre in education for people with intellectual disability

Boosting resourcefulness and optimism in people with disabilities, by highlighting their independence and involvement in the creative process, is one of the objectives of the author's concept of the theatre therapy named Theatre of Thought.

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Aktar Ali Syed & Fionnuala Larkin on the Eidetic Model of Growth (EMG), which is an adaptation of eidetic psychotherapy for use with people with intellectual disability, in day or residential settings.

The Eidetic Model of Growth Assessment and Intervention Process

People with intellectual disabilities (ID) can often have diverse and complex needs in terms of behaviour, health, emotional and social functioning (Alim 2011). It is known that people with ID are three to four times more likely to suffer from a range of psychiatric and behavioural disorders than the general population (Al-Sheikh 2011); people with ID have been found...

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by Miriam Murray, Art Therapist

The beginning of the profession of art therapy in England was after the Second World War; the first NHS appointment was in 1946, but...

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The World Music Centre at the University of Limerick offers a Master of Arts programme in Music Therapy. Course Tutor Jane Edwards outlines the professional practice of a music therapist. Jane Edwards, Course Director,

Music therapy is a professional discipline practised in over 40 countries of the world. Music therapists are trained and qualified professionals and, in most...