Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

MS in Dance/Movement Therapy


Dance/Movement Therapy Graduate Program


This study was based on an intervention done with twenty-four blind and visually impaired Nepalese children using Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT). Since this was the first DMT intervention offered to them, the study focused on their response to DMT. The children were videotaped in their interactions, and interviewed about their experience and participation. The participants were selected through purposive sampling, divided in three age groups, and observed over the span of eight consecutive days. The sessions lasted between 30 and 60 minutes, during which the different groups were involved in several activities. The dance/movement therapy sessions were well received by the Nepalese children, who provided positive feedback after the intervention. The study's findings showed that the DMT sessions were helpful in improving the children’s positive moods, movement repertoires, and social interaction. This result suggests the need for a future study to assess how blind and visually impaired children in Nepal benefit from a DMT intervention.