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ERIC Number: EJ938223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Our Moving Bodies Tell Stories, Which Speak of Our Experiences
Tortora, Suzi
Zero to Three (J), v24 n5 p4-12 May 2004
The author discusses how nonverbal actions in young children are powerful communicators of experience, both past and present, and proposes new ways to observe, analyze, and reflect about these silent signals. The article describes the author's Ways of Seeing program, which uses principles of dance movement psychotherapy, the discipline of authentic movement, and the Laban Movement Analysis system for assessment, intervention, and educational programming for children and their families. This program has helped children with autism, PDD, communication and language delay, sensory integration disorder, ADHD, and difficulties associated with adoption, trauma, and parent-child attachment. (Note: This article was adapted with permission from the author's "The Dancing Dialogue: Using the Communicative Power of Movement With Young Children", published in 2005 by Brookes, ERIC# ED497564.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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