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Using Theater, Improv, and Puppetry to Promote Social and Emotional Development

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Lori Benson Adams, MEd


Using Theater, Improv, and Puppetry to Promote Social and Emotional Development

With the ever-increasing number of children being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD, and other social and emotional challenges, parents, teachers, and therapists continue to search for engaging, research-based intervention strategies. This fast-paced, highly captivating webinar assists attendees in exploring the use of theater platforms as a means of teaching self-regulation, perspective-sharing, and pragmatic language development. This 90-minute course includes resources for therapists to immediately begin using this exciting and ground-breaking intervention strategy! Note: This course is similar to Lori’s course titled Dramatic Interventions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the benefits of using improvisation, theater, and puppetry with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, ODD, and a range of social and emotional challenges.
  2. Identify students most likely to benefit from these interventions.
  3. Examine supporting research for the use of drama interventions with children with social and emotional challenges.
  4. Identify resources to assist in implementing activities with children and teens.

Course Information

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 03314. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.15 CEUs, Intermediate Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Sensational Brain speaker Lori Benson Adams, MEd, head shot

Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience with students who experience sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges. Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources. Additional information can be found at To view Lori’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Lori Benson Adams receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions and Learning Lotus.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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