Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to look at Bethany Best & Associates. We provide friendly, engaging and specialised therapy to individuals and groups who have a neurological condition such as Brain Injury, Stroke, Dementia, Muscular Dystrophy and Autism.
Using scientifically validated techniques as well as wide clinical skills and knowledge, our team provides unique, targeted, goal-directed therapy within a structured and individualised music context. We address all our clients goals whether they be for improved physical, cognitive, communication, emotional or sensory function or for general health and well-being through passive and active music engagement.

Our practice and team of expert therapists are passionate about providing individualised, holistic care that focuses on supporting both the client and their carers through our music therapy programs.
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BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION

We are passionate about using music in a structured, evidence-based and holistic way to address rehabilitation and recovery needs. Our services provide optimise brain health following an acquired brain injury or stroke. We keep in mind each individuals long-term needs and goals when creating holistic and tailored music therapy programs.

Using a rehabilitation orientated therapy approach, we can address communication, cognition, movement, sensory regulation, social skills, emotional regulation needs and goals.

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STROKE RECOVERY

We provide a holistic approach to care encompassing the clients, families, and health practitioners needs and goals. Using standardised assessment tools and measures we address recovery and rehabilitation following a stroke in areas of cognition, movement/mobility, communication, sensory regulation, social skills and emotional regulation.

We are passionate about using music in an engaging, interactive way whilst targeting long-term and short-term client-directed goals.

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AUSTISM

Fun and engaging age appropriate programs that address the needs and goals of each individual.

Using a variety of exercises and activities, music therapy can address communication, cognition, sensory regulations, social skills, emotional regulation and movement.

Bethany Best & Associates is a Helping Children With Autism service provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect to do in a session?

Each session will involve some music making, participation and engagement. The activities used are centred on addressing the therapeutic goal and therefore we use a variety of instruments, pre-recorded and live, original music, sensory items and other music and non-music therapy tools.

Do I have to be musical to benefit from music therapy?

Not at all. Music therapy works to address non-musical goals through the use of music. There is no prerequisite or need for any musical aptitude, talent or background. It is not about how you perform musically but how the music helps you perform functionally.

How long is a sessions?

We offer a variety of session durations to suit the needs of each of our clients - we keep in mind levels of fatigue and overall capacity to engage within therapy. We generally operate on a 30 minute therapy session but can also offer 15, 45 and 60 minute sessions.

What programs  do you offer?

Our programs generally are written with each client and their carers for a period of 12 weeks. Over the years we have found that a 12 week program provides just the right amount of time for initial assessment, focussed therapy and then re-assessment sessions. This is not a hard-fast rule as we need to be adaptable to meet our clients needs but 12 week program is what we generally offer our clients.

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