Chuckle Productions, a not for profit organisation based in Stone, has received funding from Youth Music for a further year to support its music and movement project for children with profound and multiple additional needs.
The project, which incorporates specialist sound technology and connective movement therapy, encourages the children and young people who attend to create music and communicate with those around them. Through experiencing and making music in new and innovative ways, the program develops interaction skills with one to one support.
Chuckle Productions Director, Sara Christie, comments “We are thrilled at being awarded a further grant to support us in continuing this fantastic programme. These sessions provide access to an independent hobby for our children and young people and they have made massive strides in interaction, communication and music making skills during our first year of funding. We would like to thank the families who continue to support us and of course a huge thank you to Youth Music for their continued belief in the benefits of this project.”
Matt Griffiths, CEO, Youth Music said: “We are delighted to offer further support for this very worthwhile project. The progress made by children with profound special needs who have already taken part in Chuckle Productions’ programme shows how powerful an intervention music can be in helping them to develop communication skills. We hope all those involved will enjoy their music-making activities and associated benefits.”