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DonorsChoose.org is proud to have teachers from James B. Edwards Elementary School using our website as a resource for its educational programs! Serving students with special needs, James B. Edwards teachers have introduced innovative and fun educational techniques to advance their students' education.
In one case, as a result of these teachers' efforts, three-to-five-year-olds with learning disabilities have benefited from a Musical Therapy class. Through song, these children have developed communication skills that ordinary preschool classes would not afford them. These students are more eager to learn in their music classes, and they look forward to them each week. One of the teachers, Mrs. Carly Smith, says about these lessons,
"I chose the area of music because our students are non-verbal, but come alive when they hear music. It would be so great if you all could hear their little hums and squeals in response to a familiar song. Because my students have severe disabilities, their needs are so specific and detailed that therapy based on their individual disabilities and needs is ideal. Music therapy is something every disabled kid deserves to be involved in."