Use of Dance/Movement Therapy Strategies in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as Facilitators of Creative Movement and Nonverbal Communication

Ana Paula Antunes Alves


In the article there were presented the results of research conducted among the children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), aged 4–7, in which there were used dance/movement therapy methods to promote creative movement and nonverbal communication. The research was based on works by different authors. They focused on the dynamics of development in childhood and dance/movement therapy in articulation with pedagogical methods for pupils with ASD. By observing and recording the sessions, it was possible to identify a qualitative evolution of nonverbal communication and creative movement in the participants. Based on the conducted research it was concluded that further studies using dance/movement therapy should be provided to identify and confirm the expansion and consistency of the evolution of creative movement.


dance/movement therapy; autism spectrum disorder; creative movement; nonverbal communication

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