Dance Therapy (DT) is used for students diagnosed with ADHD. Movement has been a long-term method for modifying elements. It reduces hyperactivity, impulsivity, and distractibility. Another benefit is reducing stress and emotional ups-and-downs.
Research on people with ADHD has shown the positive effect and value of Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT). Sessions are held in combination or an individual session.
- Motor skills/mobility
The effectiveness of DMT has undergone several research studies. The initial step is to evaluate the symptoms of ADHD. Consistent results show a reduction of symptoms.
The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) promotes a physical and social holistic connection. It facilitates the psychotherapeutic. It improves through individual, couple, family, and group sessions.
Dance Theory builds the joy of movement and freedom. A variety of components result in flexible outcomes.
- Inspire to have fun in a group.
- Connect with body awareness.
- See the whole itself, not just a label.
- Improve body image.
- Recognize mind/body connection.
Dancing can be fun, but DT is a therapeutic process. It uses a variety of techniques and focuses on different effects.
- More patience and listening.
- Not quite as angry.
- Better social skills.
- Improved sleep.
- Reduced aggressiveness.
Dance theory provides a significant symptom reduction for teens with ADHD. The major benefit is the non-medical intervention/promotion. Self-regulation is central to ADHD (the disorder). The beauty is that therapy impacts aggressive and disruptive behaviors.
Have you ever used dance or movement to deal with symptoms of ADHD?