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Psychiatry Grand Rounds Lecture for National Creative Arts Therapy Week |Shall We Dance? (New York, NY)

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center (map)

Shall We Dance? Using Creative Arts Therapies to Promote Play, Social-Relatedness and Self-Expression in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Presenter: Dr. Suzi Tortora, Ed.D., BC-DMT, LCAT
Manager, Dance/Movement Therapy
Pediatrics – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the important role the creative arts therapies can play in supporting children with ASD to communicate their unique feelings and perspectives about their experience and the world around them.
  • Learn how creative movement, dance, body awareness and relaxation activities can be used to support internal regulation, strengthen attachment relationships and build social skills for children with ASD.
  • Learn how to understand, communicate and work with difficult, obscure and hard to read nonverbal cues through an interactive nonverbal observation system based on dance/movement therapy principles and Laban nonverbal movement analysis.