Comprehensive Listing of Dance Therapy Research

Bibliography of Dance/Movement

Therapy with Children

Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorders

Compiled by Lenore Hervey and Andrew Rush

(See also: Infancy & Childhood; Abuse, Sexual Abuse & Trauma in Children; Adolescence; Autism & Developmental Disabilities; Dance Therapy in Educational Settings; Medical Illness and Physical Disabilities in Children; Psychiatric, Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children)

Theses & Dissertations

Burns, C. (1995). Object relations dance/movement therapy and attention in children with attention deficit. Unpublished master’s thesis, Antioch/New England Graduate School, Keene, NH.

Gorscak, K.J. (1992). The study of proxemics with synchrony and ADHD symptoms in a movement session with attention deficit hyperactive children. Unpublished master’s thesis, Hunter College, New York.

McKearnan, T. (1999). Discovering the emergent self through dance/movement therapy: A case study of an eight year old male with A.D.D./P.D.D. Unpublished master’s thesis, Columbia College, Chicago.

Mackay, F.K. (1994). Props in dance/movement therapy with ADHD children. Unpublished master’s thesis, Goucher College, Towson, MD.

Noble, E.A. (1992). Dance/movement therapy and the hyperactive child. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.

Scheich, H. (1985/86). Description and statistical survey of dance therapy applied to a hyper-active child in a short-term clinical setting. Unpublished master’s thesis, Langen Institut, Monheim, Germany.

Steckert, K. (1996). Case study of an attention-deficit/hyperactive child exhibiting poor body boundaries. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.

Wegrich, E.A. (1993). The use of dance/movement therapy with an attention deficit hyperactive disorder child. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of California, Los Angeles.

Journal Articles & Papers

Dulicai, D. (1999). Special report: The National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, November 16-18, 1998. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 21(1), 35-45.

Goodman, L. (1991). Movement behavior of hyperactive children: A qualitative analysis. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 13(1), 19-31.


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