Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award


Type (DCMI Terms)


Exit Requirement

Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Project


Honors Program

Faculty Advisor

Sharon Oberst

Honors Program Director

Gavin Keulks




The intent of this thesis is to explore dance and movement therapy as a form of treatment in order to accomplish higher overall functioning, well being, and communication for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through the study of various forms of research including books, articles, interviews, videos, I will integrate the most effective, according to my resources, dance and movement therapy techniques and theories, and autism teaching methodologies, and create a teaching unit of lesson plans for a ten-week ballet-focused dance workshop.

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