Read what others have to say about Screech Arts…

How long has Matty been with Screech Arts?

Since 2014.

Why does Matty like Screech Arts?

He comes because there’s not many activities that kids with a dual diagnosis can really do. He doesn’t like team sports, we tried that. He’s uncoordinated at many things. Anything he can do at his own pace and be accepted for that is exactly what he wanted – and it was really hard to find!

What do you think he’s learnt at Screech Arts?

To be a part of a group and encourage other kids (which he didn’t know how to do before).  He has made new friends and is happy. He can now work within boundaries and has better coordination skills and gross motor skills.

What’s your favourite Screech Arts moments?

When he was Zazu with Melina and they were singing I Just Can’t Wait to Be King from the Lion King. He called all the other animals on stage a little too early. It’s all over YouTube!

What would you say to others?

Let your kids have a go, because you’ll know pretty quickly if they like it or not. It doesn’t require a really big transition. It truly is incredible the amount of effort the Screech arts team put in to help your kid reach their best.

How long have you been with Screech Arts?

Since 2014.

What do you like about Screech Arts?

It’s just a fun way to spend Friday nights. It’s a safe and caring environment and it doesn’t matter if you mess up, just own it.

What have you learnt at Screech Arts?

I learnt a lot but the most important was to be confident on stage and then learning to control facial expressions in songs.

Favourite Screech Arts moment?

It was my first day at Screech Arts, everyone was so lovely. At first I sat in the corner and the next thing, I was interacting with everyone. I was scared at first, but once I realised there was nothing to be scared about, I decided to just have a good time! 

What would you say to others?

Talk to your parents and get them to call Screech Arts! When you come, don’t worry about your fears, don’t let it stop you because you’ll have a great time. Screech Arts is the best, it’s a life changer. You might feel like you have no confidence but you’ll see that you actually do have confidence!

“Being in a group where other performers are using communication devices has shown Scott that he can do it too. Scott is now more in charge of what he wants to do, and wants to express, and that just wouldn’t have been possible without Screech Arts."
Scott smiling widely with a view of the beach in the background
Sue Stanton
"I’ve learn a lot from Screech Arts, we’ve seen kids come out of their shell; some used to stand out in the back and now they’re able to be out in the front of hundreds of people which is amazing."
Lisa and Screech Artist Izzy onstage
Lisa Alsop
Screech Arts Facilitator