Music & entertainment
Offers individual and group music sessions to babies and children with a wide range of needs including deafness, deafness with additional needs, physical and developmental disabilities, learning disabilities ASD, sensory impairments, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Runs various music clubs, workshops and signing choirs across the UK along with occasional events for early years. All ages, types of hearing loss and communication needs are catered for.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest single music therapy organisation in the UK. Music-making improves communication skills and helps in many ways including stimulating listening abilities and improving vocal intonation, and helps CI users to musically adjust to their device and participate in musical experience. Therapists work in Nordoff-Robbins centres and also in partnerships with nurseries and schools.
Me too & Co exists to provide “relief of children with additional needs due to physical or learning impairment, emotional or behaviour difficulties or any permanent or temporary illness, in the London Borough of Richmond and surrounding areas, and the provision of information, practical advice and support to their families, carers and siblings”. We aim to help children who are disadvantaged by their health problems which restrict their access to activities, and by communication difficulties which delay their development. These children are often isolated and are unable to attend mainstream nurseries or playgroups due to lack of specialist facilities or lack or understanding by others.
Subtitling, stagetext and signed theatre
STAGETEXT is a registered charity which provides captioning and live speech-to-text services in theatres, museums, galleries and other arts and cultural venues.
Professional touring company, creating theatre incorporating Sign Language Arts, accessible for deaf children and their hearing peers. Uses innovative and imaginative visual theatre combining mime, dance, song, Commedia dell Arte, puppets and sign language. Performances around England are listed on their website.