Founded by Joanne Lara, Autism Movement Therapy® is a movement and music method which allows progression from MovementWorks Developmental Dance Movement and is suitable for older children (aged 7) all the way up to adults. It offers an innovative, energetic and structured approach that stimulates the brain, aids sensory processing, develops communication and motor skills and addresses behaviours associated with ASD, all while having fun!
Reflecting a growing interest in the brain-body connection and incorporating the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis, AMT is an exciting approach which complements other therapeutic techniques for children on the autistic spectrum.
“Programs like Joanne’s Autism Movement Therapy offer opportunities to develop the necessary and fundamental skills that benefit all our kids. Art saved my life!” Temple Grandin, PhD
Ali Golding and Joanne Lara presented the first joint international research-based dance workshop for autism at Rambert in London in the spring of 2016.
Brent Knoll has been the first London ASD specific school to pilot this all-through approach. The Developmental Dance Movement™ Programme is already established in the Brent Knoll curriculum and following the success of the pilot, the AMT progamme is now being extended to younger secondary classes.