Creative movement therapy benefits children with autism

Kristin Hartshorn, Loren Olds, Tiffany Field, Jessie Delage, Christy Cullen, Angelica Escalona

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Thirty-eight children with autism were given movement therapy in small groups led by a trained movement therapist. After two months of biweekly sessions, the movement therapy versus the control (N = 38) children spent less time wandering, more time showing on-task behavior, less time showing negative responses to being touched, and less time resisting the teacher.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001


  • Autism
  • Movement
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology


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