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Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children

Using the Communicative Power of Movement
with Young Children
December 2006

Presented by Suzi Tortora, Ed.D., ADTR, CMA

Dr. Tortora is the founder and director of Dancing Dialogue: Healing & Expressive Arts - A center for movement, music, and dance-based arts that support healing and self-expression, in Cold Spring and NYC. Among her many roles and activities, she instructs parent-infant/toddler classes, and is the author of The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to:
  • Describe the role of nonverbal and movement-based play experiences
    in all aspects of development
  • Describe how the nonverbal component of multi-sensory experience
    influences the attachment relationship
  • List specific tools for children with issues in
    communication/relating and motor delays
  • Describe how to add movement and music activities with
    families and in community settings.