April 8, 2024 - May 19, 2024
DEL Dance for Students with Disabilities (Asynchronous)
Dance for Students with Disabilities is a 6-week asynchronous course that integrates best practices in dance education with dance/movement therapy theory, concepts of development, characteristics of selected disabilities, and concepts and strategies of Positive Behavior Support to give participants the knowledge and skills to create dance activities that engage the strengths and meet the needs of children and adolescents who have emotional, behavioral, learning, sensory, and/or physical challenges.
Participants will learn group and individual strategies to organize and engage students and will be guided in applying these strategies in their own dance education or dance/movement therapy settings. Class modules will include lecture, PowerPoint slides, movement experiences, and audio-visual media. Participants will have assigned readings, and those who take the course for college or alternate route dance/movement therapy training will be required to write a concise final paper on the implementation of two strategies from the course in their own dance education or dance/movement therapy practice, giving the rationale for choosing those strategies and discussing challenges and successes encountered or anticipated in implementing the strategies.
Must register by Wednesday, April 3, 2024.
Course scholarships and discounts are available! Learn more about scholarship opportunities here.
Photo by Christopher Duggan.
Meet Your Instructors
Dr. Diane Duggan
Diane Duggan, PhD, BC-DMT is a NYS licensed psychologist, board certified dance/movement therapist and dance educator. From 1973 to 2013 she created and taught therapeutic dance programs for students with multiple disabilities, autism, intellectual and learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Much of her work is based in choreography,...