Allison Davies

Moorleah, Tasmania

Music therapist, community educator

A music therapist working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Allison runs an online, music-based educational business from her home in regional Tasmania. With more than a decade’s experience working with children living with sensory, behavioural and executive functioning difficulties, she now focuses on educating caregivers about the therapeutic benefits of music. Allison will use her grant to tour her two-day educational workshop – Music, Sound and Silence – throughout regional Australia. “Many parents, carers and teachers of children with an ASD feel utterly confused about what they can do to support their children. The workshop gives them the skills to use melody and rhythm in a way that can benefit relationships, enhance communication and support their developmental needs.”

Allison Davies