Using Auditory Feedback to Improve Dance Movements of Children with Disabilities

  • Takema James Carrion
  • Raymond G. MiltenbergerEmail author
  • Mallory Quinn


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of auditory feedback to improve dance movements of children with disabilities. The target behaviors were fundamental dance skills, individualized to each student, and scored using a task analysis to calculate the percentage of correct steps. The results showed that auditory feedback increased the specific dance skill for each young dancer. Although the skills decreased during the second baseline, the skills increased again in the second intervention phase.


Inclusive dance Auditory feedback Sports Ballet 


Compliance with Ethical Standards


There was no funding for this research.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in this study involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from parents of all individual participants included in the study.

Conflict of Interest

All authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takema James Carrion
    • 1
  • Raymond G. Miltenberger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mallory Quinn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Child and Family StudiesUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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