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Autism Dance Day 2022

29th April 2022
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

It’s Autism Dance Day! With more, here’s Aston Avery

Benefits of dance and movement for autistic children and adults:

  • Improved attention and concentration.
  • It gives freedom to be expressive of their emotions, using movements.
  • It helps enhance their social interactions and leads to the formation of relationships when placed in groups.
  • A therapist can help people to develop vocabulary skills, using the imitation of the repetitive movements the person engages in.
  • They learn different patterns of movements required for daily activities.
  • Group sessions are best to develop¬†communications and social skills.
  • Choreographed sequences can help in enhancing one‚Äôs memory.
  • Touch during therapy helps in reducing sensitivity to physical touch and helps build trust.
  • Improved body image.
  • It helps in developing body awareness and promotes general well-being.
  • Different planes of motion during therapy helps to stimulate verbal communication skills.
  • It also helps to strengthen fine motor skills.
  • It provides a platform for autistic individuals to build upon their social skills, which helps them further to understand the emotions and feeling of other people.
  • They learn to develop empathy.
  • It helps them to learn adaptation to different situations.

So, get your dancing shoes on and strike a pose and have fun!!! #dancelikenooneiswatching