Dance Movement Therapy for special needs children and adults.
The Heart at Play's Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) program employs dance exercises and techniques coupled with unique innovative intervention tools such as ropes, rings, and puzzle mats that result in holistic healing for the special needs person. Holistic healing is characterized as measurable progress in participant's behavior, sensory integration, and physical, cognitive and social activity.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DMT?
Participants exhibit more positive behavior
Participants are able to comprehend their surroundings
Learning and mastery of tasks will be easier
Promotes relationship building
WHO RECOMMENDS DMT?
Currently, there are two prominent physicians in the field of Pediatrics that recommend Dance Movement Therapy to their clients, namely:
Dr. Alexis Reyes M.D. F.P.P.S (President of the Philippine Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, holds clinics at the Philippine General Hospital and at the Makati Medical Center), and Dr. Ma. Veronica Nable Reloza M.D. DPPD, FPSDBP (Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
at the Makati Medical Center).
DepEd NCR Division of City Schools in Quezon City has also endorsed DMT in four of its Sped Elementary schools: (1) Bridges Foundation, (2) Batino SPED Elementary School, (3) San Vicente Elementary School, and (4) Sta. Ana Rosana SPED Elementary.
Edison Sheltered Workshop, New Jersey, USA uses the program as one of their rehabilitation services to adults with special needs.