This unique class is designed to promote social skills (pragmatics) through the fun and powerful medium of theatre. The participants are provided an opportunity to learn and practice age-appropriate social skills and work on the fundamentals of acting.Theatre activities are used to teach emotion recognition and expression, non-verbal behaviors and gestures, listening skills, eye contact, conversation skills, strategies to handle social situations, and critical social skills. The theatre is a safe place for individuals to try new things and to make mistakes they can learn from. Theatre is fun, motivating, and highly structured.
The class will be led by a licensed speech-language pathologist and theatre professional. It is geared for those with social communications issues including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other social deficits, but all abilities are welcomed!
The first session begins Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Tuesdays from 3:45-5:15