Joanne Lara's Autism Movement Therapy is dance and exercise for young people with neurological challenges.
A dancer and educator, she describes AMT as combining structured movement with music connecting left and right hemispheres of the brain, promoting whole-brain cognitive remapping.
Will it make autism go away? Probably not. But, seeing this clear and well-presented DVD it's nearly impossible to think these engaging activities wouldn't be good--and fun--for your child or student.
Joanne Lara holds an MA in Special Education. She is on the faculty of National University in Los Angeles.
A portion of sales of the DVD is contributed to Dr. Martha Herbert and the TRANSCEND neurology program endowment fund at Harvard Medical School.
68 minutes. DVD (All Regions). 2007
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