Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. Employing music as a therapeutic medium motivates individuals to achieve non-musical goals such as developing communication, increasing self confidence and expression, achieving new levels of independence, enhancing fine and gross motor skills, and developing a wide variety of cognitive skills.
The music therapy program at SCSSSD was implemented in the summer of 2008. Currently, music therapy is not considered a related service, but rather a program enhancement in a variety of schools across the district. Based on individual music therapy assessments, students may be seen in a group setting, one-on-one setting, or a combination of both.
The mission of the Music Therapy Program at SCSSSD is to provide goal- centered musical enrichment for all students which therapeutically coincides with their current educational plan.
To learn more about music therapy, please visit the American Music Therapy Association website. SCSSSD’s music therapy was recently featured in The Sunbeam’s Music Therapy for Kids.