Dancing Dialogue Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children

ISBN-10: 1557668345
ISBN-13: 9781557668349
Edition: 2006
Authors: Suzi Tortora
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Description: Children's nonverbal cues can uncover critical information about their emotional, social, physical, communicative, and cognitive development. The first approach to focus exclusively on the importance of observing nonverbal expression, The Dancing  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.870

Children's nonverbal cues can uncover critical information about their emotional, social, physical, communicative, and cognitive development. 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. This book is designed for use with children from birth to seven years of age, and is equally effective for those with and without disabilities. This eagerly anticipated volume brings to book format the popular program Dr. Tortora has presented to thousands of professionals, which shows how to expand children's abilities in key developmental areas by engaging them with movement, dance, music, and play.

Introduction
Communication without words : early childhood development and interaction
Ways of seeing : movement development, expression, and body awareness
The language of movement : from dysfunction to creative expression
Elements of movement observation
Nonverbal observation in context
Witnessing, kinesthetic seeing, and kinesthetic empathy
The Ways of seeing technique
Movement and dance-based tools
Working with parents
Focusing on the child : from nonverbal assessment to intervention to educational programming
Adding nonverbal and movement awareness to the classroom

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