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A Case Study Exploring the Holistic Potential of Social Dance for an Autistic Adolescent

Abstract The purpose of this case study is to observe how social dance combined with somatic practices can encourage internal, physical perception and experiences of the body perceived from within for an adolescent boy with high functioning autism and dyspraxia; an impairment or immaturity of the organization of movement (Boon 7). More specifically, this research seeks to observe the impact that social dance instruction can have on an individual’s kinesthetic responsiveness, such as efficiency in movement patterning through increased movement awareness and somatic facilitation. In addition, this study seeks to observe the impact that social dance lessons could have on the participant’s communication and listening skills; attentiveness; initiation of... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Peltcs, Diona Rochelle (Author) / Dyer, Rebecca (Advisor) / Kaplan, Robert (Committee member) / Caves, Larry (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Dance / Dance movement for an autistic adolescent / Holistic Potential of Social Dance / Social Dance
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 91 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Dance 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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