Book Title: The Dancing Dialogue : Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
Format: Paperback | 448 pages
Publication Date: 01 Oct 2005
The first approach to focus exclusively on the importance of observing nonverbal expression, ""The Dancing Dialogue"" shows early childhood professionals how to assess the behavior and movement of children with a wide range of issues - and use what they learn to develop appropriate interventions. Designed for use with children from birth to 7 years of age, and equally effective for those with and without special needs, this book reveals how to skillfully observe children's nonverbal cues; expand children's abilities in key developmental areas by engaging them with movement, dance, music, and play; use nonverbal interactions to strengthen social and emotional bonds; and stimulate child development at home and in the classroom. No dance background is needed, and because this one-of-a-kind program is already popular with the thousands of professionals who have heard Dr. Tortora speak, readers can be sure they're getting ideas and techniques that really work. Help children with ADHD, autism, communication and language delays, issues related to adoption, parent-child attachment issues and sensory integration disorder.