American Journal of Dance Therapy

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 135–160 | Cite as

Dance/Movement Therapy with Older Adults Who Have Sustained Neurological Insult: A Demonstration Project

  • Cynthia F. Berrol
  • Wee Lock Ooi
  • Stephanie S. Katz


Health Psychology Demonstration Project Older Adult Neurological Insult 
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Quantitative research on aging and movement in older adults

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General references re: DMT and its implications

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  • Cynthia F. Berrol
  • Wee Lock Ooi
  • Stephanie S. Katz

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