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Using Drama with Children on the Autism Spectrum

by Carmel Conn

Children and young people with austim love drama, yet it is seldom promoted as a method of intervention. This book makes the case for drama by providing a practical understanding of how it can be used to develop the capacity for social communication, social understanding, expression and play in a child with autism.

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Children and young people with austim love drama, yet it is seldom promoted as a method of intervention. This book makes the case for drama by providing a practical understanding of how it can be used to develop the capacity for social communication, social understanding, expression and play in a child with autism. It cover the spectrum of autistic conditions, from children who are at the early stage of engagement to higher-level group work focusing on the development of specific dramatic skills.

Each chapter contains clear structures for drama work with each outlining particular drama tachniques to promote: Physical expression of face, hands and body; relatedness and playfulness; verbal and nonverbal communication; pretence and the creation of imaginary worlds; putting oneself in the shoes of another and appreciating the diffierent points of view; exploring and practice of social situations through role play and performance. The book contains over 100 drama activities and guidance on how to deliver a drama programme.

  • Over 100 tried and tested drama activites for children with autism
  • Clear, step-by-step guidance on how to deliver a drama programme for children across the spectrum
  • Photocopiable assessment and evaluation forms, teacher's notes and advice on resources
  • Use of a variety of drama techniques to address common areas of need in autism.

    312 pages

    Status: In stock: Orders received before 2pm EST will be shipped the same business day.


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