Dance/ Movement Therapy - My Whole Child

Dance/Movement Therapy is the therapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, spiritual and social integration of the individual (American Dance Therapy Association, 2016). Unlike a dance class, Dance/Movement therapy is usually done individually or small selective groups (with a maximum of 5 participants). It focuses on achieving the bio-psycho-social goals through structured and improvisational movement experiences. When used with children and adolescents with extra needs, Dance/Movement Therapy can be used to further body awareness and control, improve focus and attention, enhance social skills, nurture confidence and self esteem, reduce anxiety, improve self expression, further body use and function, and so much more.