'In Spring 2011, we had the pleasure here in St. John of God Kerry Services to avail of the input from Music therapy Ireland. The programme was tailored to support individuals in the severe/profound category of intellectual disability. It far exceeded our expectations with individuals receiving tremendous enjoyment and value from their weekly session with therapists Eli & Jess.
It was wonderful to see their joy and reaction to sampling all the different musical instruments. The ocean drum and keyboard were a big hit! Our residents participated both in group and one to one sessions. We found the therapy of particular benefit to some of our people who present with behaviour that challenges and others who have a visual impairment.