Date: April 9, 2011
Time: 9:00am Pacific Time
Topic: The Influence of Rhythm on Movement in Autism based on a model of Cerebellar Dysfunction
Speaker: Michelle Hardy
Description: The concept of movement differences in autism is quite controversial; however, research evidence is growing in favor of this theory. This presenter will review movement abnormalities in autism as they relate to cerebellar deficits and will look at the use of rhythm within a Neurologic Music Therapy paradigm to influence movement in persons with autism.