Club Aviva - Empowering Steps Movement Therapy & Research

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What is movement therapy?

"... movement therapy is an innovative approach towards the treatment of autism ...designed by Vivien Symington (BA/BPHE Queen's University) of Club Aviva ...through her work with a number of non-verbal, low functioning autistic children, (she) recognized a connection between motor skill development and readiness for acquisition of other skills. She uses elements of sensory integration, occupational therapy, ABA and DIR in a gym setting and draws inspiration from work on learning styles (Kolb learning styles), brain highways, Brain Gym and the work of Glenn and Janet Doman (Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential) to work on balance, bilateral integration, strength, motor development and planning, and self esteem...."

Movement therapy manual, Vivien Symington

What does the research say?

Empowering steps and autism

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