In My language

In My language

  This video makes my heart jump as it could help people understand and open their hearts to the world of disabilities.

Swiftkey Symbols

Swiftkey Symbols

Swiftkey symbols Have you seen this new app for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or with learning disabilities? I have just come across it and wanted to share my initial thoughts. A free app for people to use that helps them communicate more easily is a positively fabulous idea most especially as it seems to be linking into the users choices/expressions or ‘routine-based activity’ to […]

World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week

‘Playful Feet’ So this year I want to celebrate World Autism week by continuing the theme that I ended with last April of connecting through our bodies to build that relationship, in this context, with those children we work with on the autism spectrum.

WHY DANCE MOVEMENT PSYCHOTHERAPY?

WHY DANCE MOVEMENT PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Dance and movement as a therapy has the power to heal and transform life, has the power to inspire beauty, creativity, wellbeing and happiness through movements full of meaning. From an early age, the culture we live in denies us the path of expressing our feelings. We then go to school and our imagination is not accepted because it is not understood. Our true creativity […]

Dance Movement Therapy for Children with learning Disabilities

Dance Movement Therapy for Children with learning Disabilities

Part two So how might we as dmp’s unblock the child’s bodily resistances ? By bombarding the kinaesthetic sense perceptions from and during the warm up in preparing them to be in the session. We have a warm-up which begins from where the child is. It may be movement, it may be play! The aim is the letting go of tensions within the sensory-motor expression. […]

Dance Movement Therapy for children with learning disabilities

Dance Movement Therapy for children with learning disabilities

Dance Movement Therapy for children with learning disabilities   Part one:   Children with learning disabilities can benefit greatly from dance movement therapy in many ways. To start with, their confidence can develop, self-esteem strengthens and ability to make friends nurtured.