Music therapist Ivory Chan Yuen-man, who specialises in treating children with special needs, believes that music has healing powers.
"Music therapy is interactive. I try to get clients to be involved in music games or play an instrument in order to stimulate them and bring therapeutic results," Chan says.
"Every client has a different goal. For example, I try to inspire children with speech difficulties to talk or make eye contact with others," she adds.
Clients come from all walks of life. They can be children with learning difficulties, people experiencing mental distress or elderly folk suffering from dementia.
Chan says the therapy is designed according to clients' needs and preferences. Service may be provided at non-governmental organisations and schools.
Music therapists have to be patient and