Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen – Bio


Edition:

Dance Movement Therapist

My Creative Experience and Free Play in Life


Edition: 2002 Vol. 1 No. 2

Keywords
Improvisation, Spontaneity, Free play, Dance thesis, Special needs

This article explores Lori’s journey from a thesis dance about Tourette’s, to a subsequent internship at the Noah’s Ark Family Resource and Toy Library for Children with Special Needs. This experience teaches her how to follow the direction of the children she works with in her subsequent internship. Relating strategies of improvisation to the children’s learning, the investigation concludes with observations from children with disabilities absorbed in free play.  Improvisation is described as expanding the children’s responses and range of movement in real time. (pp 17-19)