The New York Times features the research of Anjana Bhat, associate professor of Physical Therapy, who is studying how dance affects behavior and verbal, social and motor skills. Read the New York Times article here.
Why dance? “Across many different studies we find that social skills like smiling and verbalization are substantially higher when children with autism engage in socially embedded movements versus sedentary games like checkers or building a Lego set,” Dr. Bhat said.
Catch James in action on this video from Ashley Barnas.