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Teaching Theatre to Students on the Spectrum

Recorded On: 05/10/2022

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As of 2021, the CDC says one in 44 children are on the Autism Spectrum, so chances are several are going to end up in your drama class! Each person who has ASD has challenges in similar areas, but each is also unique. This training will help drama teachers identify what areas their actors on the spectrum need support with, along with ideas of how to appropriately offer that support. In addition, we will explore how to build an inclusive acting ensemble where everyone is valued and appreciated for their creativity and unique contributions. 

Sally Bailey

Sally Bailey, MFA, MSW, RDT/BCT is Professor of Theatre and directs the Drama Therapy Program at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Her books include Barrier-Free Theatre, The Drama Therapy Decision Tree, Drama in the Inclusive Classroom, and Careers in Creative Arts Therapies. A past president of the North American Drama Therapy Association, she is recipient of the 2006 NADTA Gertrud Schattner Award for distinguished contributions to the field of drama therapy and the 2018 NADTA Teaching Excellence Award.  

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Teaching Theatre to Students on the Spectrum
Recorded 05/10/2022
Recorded 05/10/2022 As of 2021, the CDC says one in 44 children are on the Autism Spectrum, so chances are several are going to end up in your drama class! Each person who has ASD has challenges in similar areas, but each is also unique. This training will help drama teachers identify what areas their actors on the spectrum need support with, along with ideas of how to appropriately offer that support. In addition, we will explore how to build an inclusive acting ensemble where everyone is valued and appreciated for their creativity and unique contributions.
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