Joanne Lara Joins Dr. Steven Gutstein as Master Teacher at RDI Treatment Program
JOANNE LARA, DEVELOPER OF AUTISM MOVEMENT THERAPY AND AUT-EROBICS®, JOINS RDI® SCHOOL AS MASTER TEACHER
Developer of Autism Movement Therapy® & aut-eroobics® Joins Dr. Steven Gutstein, Creator of Relationship Development Intervention Program in Culver City, California
Los Angeles, Calif., (November, 2008) – Joanne Lara, M.A. Special Education, has announced that she has assumed the position of Master Teacher at the RDI treatment program for autism spectrum disorders. Founded by Dr. Steven Gutstein, RDI is a parent-centered program designed to establish and nurture missing pathways in the brains of children with autism. RDI provides consultation to families to address the core deficits, which include flexible thinking, communication and development of self, as well as social and emotional relationships.
Joanne Lara is the founder of Autism Movement Therapy, the first movement and musical therapy of its kind that incorporates innovative inter-hemispheric sensory integration strategies (neuro-plasticity) using movement and music. AMT is designed to unlock and improve communication, cognitive and academic skills as well as increase social and behavioral awareness skills in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
“I am so excited and honored to work with Dr. Gutstein and his RDI consultants as a Master Teacher at the RDI School,” exclaimed Ms. Lara. “Dr.Gutstein has developed an extraordinary program that can dramatically improve a child’s communication skills and develop deeper, more meaningful experiences that they can share with others. This type of advanced treatment offers life-long benefits for the both parents and individuals with autism.”
About Joanne Lara
Joanne Lara, M.A. Special Education, is the creator and founder of Autism Movement Therapy® (AMT), which has been featured on ABC 7 Eyewitness News; Forbes magazine; Autism One Radio; LA Shrink Wrap; The George Putnam Show; UPI.com; The Denver Post; and many other media outlets. AMT and her successful aut-erobic® DVD is the first movement and music instructional DVD of its kind to incorporate innovative interhemispheric sensory integration strategies (neuro-plasticity) using movement and music. Designed to unlock and improve communication, cognitive and academic skills as well as increase social and behavioral awareness skills in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information visit: www.AutismMovemenTtherapy.com
Founded by Dr. Steven Gutstein, The RDI program is a cognitive model designed to work with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders by providing consultation to families to address the core deficits, which include flexible thinking, communication and development of self, as well as social and emotional relationships.
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