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Integrating LSVT BIG with Drama Therapy: Improving Motor Coordination in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Integrating LSVT BIG with Drama Therapy: Improving Motor Coordination in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ebidia, Lauren (2019) Integrating LSVT BIG with Drama Therapy: Improving Motor Coordination in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research paper employs the first two stages of intervention research to conceptualize a theoretical intervention that addresses a lack of research in terms of demographic (adults) and impairment (motor deficits) for people with autism spectrum disorder. The resulting intervention is an integration of LSVT BIG with drama therapy to improve motor functioning for adults with autism spectrum disorder, in the hopes of also improving the participants’ quality of life as a result. The data that informs the intervention is collected via an integrative literature review which looks at motor functioning in autism spectrum disorder, the use of LSVT BIG to improve the identified motor deficits, and the integration of drama therapy to improve the adaptability of the intervention and address both physical and emotional well-being. Implications for this population, the field of drama therapy, and future research is discussed, as are the limitations of this research. A consensus from the literature is that there is a lack of services available to adults with autism spectrum disorder, leaving them with fewer opportunities for improving their quality of life. This intervention research seeks to highlight this issue, and provide examples of programming that can be easily adapted to meet the needs of this population and inspire the creation of more diverse programming in the future.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Ebidia, Lauren
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:2 July 2019
ID Code:985572
Deposited By: Lauren Ebidia
Deposited On:24 Jul 2019 13:46
Last Modified:24 Jul 2019 13:46
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