The Beyond Words Project Final Report
"We are proud to launch the final report of our Beyond Words Project, conducted in partnership with Plymouth Music Zone and funded by Arts Council England. It is a landmark study in the lives of post-verbal people and their families and shows how their lives are enriched by music. It has been an honour and a pleasure working with them and we trust that the report does them justice."
Professor Jocey Quinn, Plymouth Institute of EducationDownload the Beyond Words Project Final Report*
Beyond Words conference 2017
Thanks to all who attended, supported and participated in the Beyond Words Conference for making it such a vibrant and powerful event. Professor Jocey Quinn, from the Plymouth Institute of Education, who is leading the Beyond Words project said:
“The whole ethos of Beyond Words has been to find ways to give those who are regularly excluded from society a voice. This conference focused on that goal, generating a creative and collaborative atmosphere that fostered a series of innovative ideas aimed at helping those people. There are millions of post-verbal people living in the UK, and we hope that developing a better understanding of how they communicate will have a positive impact on them and on society as a whole.”
A selection of presentations and information from the conference
Our research partner, Plymouth Music Zone has produced a beautiful short film about the Beyond Words project, directed by award-winning film-maker Amanda Bluglass.
The Beyond Words Project research team
Participative seminar videos
Watch the videosOur research methodology experimented using music and visual art to capture people’s thoughts and feelings about the music sessions.
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