EVERY DAY ARTS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION
Every Day Arts for Special Education transforms school for students with diverse learning and behavioral needs. EASE coaches work with classroom teachers to help students learn socialization skills through role play, singing, and other simple games in a low-pressure environment. EASEʼs methods have been proven to develop studentsʼ social-emotional, communication, and fine and gross motor skills through a series of methods that can be integrated into any aspect of curriculum.
EASE is currently the recipient of an Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination Grant (AAEDD) through the US Department of Education.
Since its inception in 2010, EASE has trained over 400 educators throughout the two largest special education districts in the United States: New York City's District 75 and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Results from 2015 school year data, an i3 research study, and a USDOE PDAE Research study conclude:
of students mastered communication goals indicated in their IEP
of students mastered socialization goals indicated in their IEP
of students demonstrated increased motivation, attention span, self-confidence and positive risk-taking
of students improved their selected academic goals indicated on their IEP
For more information about EASE please contact Stefanie Singer, the EASE Project Director.