When can I start Dance Therapy for my child, and who should I do it from?
Dance/Movement therapy is a simple, non-invasive, and fun tool, that can be used along with occupational therapy to enhance its benefits. Since dance therapy does work to improve some movement symptoms associated with the autism spectrum, you can start it as soon as your child reaches an age wherein she/he is comfortable with movement.
Dance therapy should be taken from a trained therapist. Your child’s therapist and/or pediatrician may be able to help in referring a parent to a dance therapist. Our database also sorts a vast number of dance therapists based on country, state, and city.
Typically, a therapist will use movement to help a child achieve emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration. The benefits of Dance/Movement Therapy are stress reduction and mood management. Based on the ideology that motion and emotion are interconnected, this creative expression can also help improve communication skills for better relationships. Movement can express aspects of your child’s personality that a licensed therapist can relate to for a deeper connection in recovery therapy.