Kiddleydivey has been working with the children, the elderly, those in care and vulnerable members of society with dementia and other memory function loss conditions since 1996. The company was founded by Sally its Executive Director, and has built a fantastic reputation as a quality service provider in these important areas.
Kiddleydivey started in 1996 when Sally couldn’t find a suitable music class for her 3 year old daughter. With over 20 years of experience working as a music specialist in psychiatry and for children with special needs, Sally started her own children’s classes at home, which quickly grew in popularity, forcing a move to local halls and spreading to accommodate classes in different areas. Sessions for the elderly followed shortly afterwards with the development of stimulating session plans, designed to engage and invigorate body and minds.
The use of music as a therapeutic and educational tool is well documented. When music and songs, specially chosen or composed for their inherent therapeutic qualities, are combined with props to facilitate and encourage child development, speech, co-ordination and movement, social interaction and memory function, the results are frequently, incredible!
Elderly people who don’t usually communicate, can suddenly start to sing and interact with others. People who are usually withdrawn and quiet, start to become animated, and others, who are not normally very mobile, often decide to dance!
Very young children soon learn to accommodate others in the same group, speech and language is greatly enhanced whilst singing and rhythmical music helps to develop co-ordination and motor control.