How will Dance Therapy benefit my child with Autism?
Children with Autism are known to benefit from Dance Therapy in the following spheres:
Improves attention and concentration.
Helps people with Autism to express their emotions through movement.
It is helpful in increasing their social interaction.
A therapist can help people to develop vocabulary skills, using the imitation of the repetitive movements the person engages in.
They learn different patterns of movements required for daily activities.
Group sessions are best to develop communications and social skills.
Choreographed sequences can help in enhancing one’s memory and recapitulation skills.
Touch during therapy helps in reducing sensitivity to physical touch and helps build trust.
Improved body image.
It helps in developing body awareness and promotes general well-being.
Different planes of motion during therapy help to stimulate verbal communication skills.
Helps them to learn through mirroring and developing trust.
It also helps to strengthen fine motor skills.
It provides a platform to people with ASD to build upon their social skills, which helps them further to understand the emotions and feeling of other people.
They learn to develop empathy.
It helps them to learn adaptation to different situations.