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Profectum's Visionary Lecture Series—a free community learning event





Deborah Brandt

Kinesthetic Empathy as a Treatment Modality

Deborah Brandt, PT, DPT
4 sessions | 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST | Weekly on Mondays
Scheduled Dates: 10/30; 11/6; 11/13; 11/20
Live Online via Zoom

Class Information


10/30/2023 - 11/20/2023

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Kinesthetic Empathy as a Treatment Modality

Some have argued that Autistic children struggle to understand the meaning and intent of movement and action. This may well be true in the reverse —neurotypical practitioners likely struggle to understand Autistic movement. In this masterclass, Deborah Brandt will discuss the utility of kinesthetic empathy, a tool that can help us to create connection and synchrony through the most rudimentary movements and actions. This model is helpful for all practitioners looking to connect with their clients more simply and more deeply. Together we will learn how to use kinesthetic empathy to inform our psychomotor behavior and move with our clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to discuss the differences between the proprioceptive and kinesthetic senses and kinesthetic empathy.
  • Be able to identify and describe the experience of kinesthetic empathy when you are watching someone else move.
  • Be able to discuss how you would use that experience with an actual or hypothetical client.

Who should attend?

DIR® practitioners; parents; teachers; related service providers

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellations more than 10 working days (Mon-Fri) before the start date of this program will result in a refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee.

No refund can be made for a cancellation 9 or fewer working days before this program start date.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing via email to

In the event that this program is cancelled, you will be notified immediately via email and a credit will be issued toward a rescheduled program, or the entire submitted fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizer.

If you require ADA accommodations or have a special needs request, please email at least two weeks before the program start date so arrangements can be made.

To make our training available to as broad a group as possible regardless of geography or time zones, Profectum uses video streaming and video conferencing as our standard technology tools. The course relies on you watching webcasts on your own and joining class discussions using video conferencing (Zoom). You will need a relatively modern PC/MAC and modern broadband internet access.  While Wi-fi can work if your home/office has excellent connectivity, a wired internet connection to your PC/MAC is highly recommended.

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