Kate tackles selective mutism in BBC film

Published: 18 April 2017 at 09:14

Director of Lambeth Music Therapy Kate Jones

Music Therapy PhD student’s work brings hope to young sufferers

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Update: Since this article was first published, Kate has also appeared in the BBC Radio 3 programme Music Matters.

Anglia Ruskin Music Therapy PhD student Kate Jones has recently featured in a short BBC film.

The film looks at Kate’s work with children suffering from selective mutism, a severe anxiety disorder that prevents speech in some social situations. It focuses in particular on a seven year old girl named Ruweyda, who has now started to talk and integrate at school after attending Kate’s music therapy sessions.

Kate, who is also Director of Music Therapy Lambeth, said of the film: “I’m really pleased with it. It took around five hours to film and lots and lots of planning… I have a new respect for film making!”