CASE has been providing music therapy as part of an enrichment program to students in our districts since 2010. Music therapy is provided through a contract with Rhythmworks Music Therapy, LLC, and currently there are several Board Certified Music Therapists working with students throughout CASE districts.
Music therapy is the practice of using prescribed music based interventions to help students improve both mental and physical health. Music therapists target non-musical skills such as improving communication, motor coordination, sensory regulation, social/emotional awareness and academic skills. Music therapists and teachers collaborate to plan lessons and activities that focus on building skills students need to participate in their education and reach IEP goals.
Music therapy takes place in classrooms as a whole group activity, although the music therapists are continuously assessing throughout sessions to adapt instruction to meet student needs.