“I had fireworks coming out of my chest!” –  A Tribute on World Down Syndrome Day

“I had fireworks coming out of my chest!” – A Tribute on World Down Syndrome Day

A Dance/Movement Therapy Moment I currently work as a full-time dance/movement therapist at a day training program that serves adults...

Effects of Dance/Movement Therapy on Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Journal Brief

Effects of Dance/Movement Therapy on Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Journal Brief

A recent pilot study exploring the use of mirroring in the treatment of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder...

Inclusion Matters: International Day for Persons with Disabilities

  Worldwide there are approximately one billion individuals living with a disability; 80 percent reside in developing countries. This International...

Unlocking Potential: Dance/Movement Therapy with Older Adults

In this inspiring video, board-certified dance/movement therapist Erica Hornthal leads a dance/movement therapy session at CJE Senior Life in Evanston, Illinois. The...

Communication Through Movement: Dance/Movement Therapy and Autism

Editor’s Note: Heidi Ehrenreich is a second generation dance/movement therapist who has spent her career pioneering ways to integrate the...

A Personal History: Bringing the Body into the Treatment of Autism

I met Peter* in 1970, while earning my Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology at Emerson College in Boston,...

Making Dance/Movement Therapy the Therapy of Choice for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Phillip Martin-Nelson, principal dancer of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, who was diagnosed with severe autism, credits ballet with...

Dance/Movement Therapy and Autism: Dances of Relationship–An ADTA Talk

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, Christina Devereaux, PhD, LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC, discusses how the essential nature of...

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