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Board Games can be fun and therapeutic

Board Games can be fun and therapeutic

While playing board games including Guess Who, Cariboo, or Monopoly teach your child all about asking questions by asking them questions. For children with expressive language disorders, asking questions may be very difficult. By giving your child examples of Who, What, Where, When, and Why questions and answers you will guide them to making up questions of their own to ask you and others.

Dance Movement Therapy Defined

Dance Movement Therapy Defined

Dance/movement Therapy (DMT), is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being.

What does this really mean? Dance/movement therapy is a behavioral health modality that combines physical activity, social support, creativity and emotional expression. It is important to note that much of the work through DMT is conducted through non-verbal communication but that does not mean a dance/movement therapist doesn’t speak during sessions. However, through non-verbal communication, dance/movement therapists can create a safe space for clients where there is little emphasis on speaking.

2019 Day of Caring: Capturing Our Story

Last Friday, we participated in the United Way’s Day of Caring, and we are absolutely convinced that West Michigan has the most caring, generous, and wonderful people around. There were more than 800 people who volunteered to join a non-profit for a day. We were...