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Evaluating parent-child group music therapy programmes: challenges and successes for Sing & Grow

By Kate Elizabeth Williams, Jan M. Nicholson, Vicky Abad, Louise Docherty and Donna C. Berthelsen


Sing & Grow is an early intervention music therapy\ud programme for families with children from birth to\ud 3 years of age, who are socially, economically, or\ud physically disadvantaged. It aims to improve parenting\ud skills and confidence, promote positive parent–child\ud interactions, stimulate child development, and provide\ud social networking opportunities. Music and song\ud activities are used in a therapeutic context to enhance\ud parenting skills, improve parent–child interactions,\ud provide essential developmental stimulation for children,\ud promote social support for parenting, and strengthen\ud links between parents and community services

Topics: 111708 Health and Community Services, 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified, music therapy, evaluation, research, early intervention
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2011
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