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.
- 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.
- Identify students most likely to benefit from these interventions.
- Examine supporting research for the use of drama interventions with children with social and emotional challenges.
- Identify resources to assist in implementing activities with children and teens.
Target Audience: intermediate- to advanced-level OTs, COTAs, and other pediatric professionals
Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
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