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Surprisingly, not much is out there treatment-wise that directly helps these children to speak.
This program will train parents and professionals a way to grow cognition, language, sensory integration, self-esteem, and social cognition in children with difficulties.
Temple Grandin, PhD endorses Autism Movement Therapy®. According to her, "Programs like Joanne's Autism Movement Therapy offer opportunities for our kids to develop the necessary and fundamental skills that benefit all our kids. Art saved my life!"
Grandin, herself is a person with high-functioning autism, who is also a renowned professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry. Grandin is also noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the squeeze machine designed to calm hypersensitive people. Grandin is listed in the 2010 Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the category "Heroes".
Stephen Shore, EdD Professor Adelphi University, Speaker, advocate & author Beyond the Wall, Understanding Autism for Dummies, says “Realizing that the arts of movement and music are important to all, Joanne elevates this vital component intervention to new levels. People on the autism spectrum (as well as everyone else) need to move!”
AMT centers are operational in Los Angeles, Miami & Pembroke Pines Florida, Philadelphia, Fremont & Defiance Ohio, Charleston Illinois, and Quebec. AMT is currently in practice in the Pennsylvania School District, Mammoth Unified School District, PATH Academy in Bryan, Ohio & Vista Del Mar School in Los Angeles.