Soundbeam as a rehabilitation instrument in more and more institutions

Several experiments in Portugal with the music therapy equipment Soundbeam

The music therapy equipment Soundbeam has been included in several inclusive projects. More and more institutions, clinics and schools choose to have this equipment for their users, customers and/or students.

It allows excellent results in therapy, education and emotional literacy, apart form its high versatility. It can be used with disabled people, elderly people, children, artists, etc.

In Portugal, in the past months of 2016, several organisations bought this equipment. With that acquisition, Imagina has offered training workshops to explain its features and to help professionals experiment and make the most use of this music therapy equipment.

Some of those instituitions were: APPDA* do Algarve, APPDA* de S. Miguel e Santa Maria dos Açores, Cercipóvoa**, APPDA* de Viseu, a Benéfica e Previdente,  Cercioeiras and APPACDM*** de Matosinhos.

Those purchases were the result either of funded projects or the financial effort of the institutions , which demonstrates the importance of the equipment to the professionals who work with the population every day, as it can be used in several scenarios:

  • occupational therapy with elderly people;
  • special education with children and adults;
  • physiotherapy treatments;
  • artistic performances;
  • posture correction;
  • musical enjoyment playing an instrument…

You still do not know Soundbeam? Whatch the following video (available in Portuguese):

Soundbeam is a system with motion sensors that enables the translation of gestures and movements into music, allowing even people with severe physical disabilities to become expressive, creative and communicate their emotions through music. This system, with more than 25 years, has evolved to become a resource both simple and highly sophisticated. It is used by therapists and teachers in over 5,000 schools, hospitals and other institutions throughout the world.

Do you want to know more about this equipment and how to create a music therapy project? We can help by email info@imagina.pt or telephone (+351) 239 499 230.

 

APPDA is the acronym for Portuguese Association for the Development and Autism Disorders.

** CERCI is the acronym for Cooperative for Education and Rehabilitation of Disabled Citizens

*** APPACDM is the acronym for Portuguese Association of Parents and Friends of Intellectual Disabled Citizens.

 




Colocado no dia: 12 Setembro 2016 às 9:30

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Artigo escrito por: Patrícia Correia

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