Teaching Asperger's Students Social Skills Through Acting

ISBN13 : 9781932565119

Author(s) : Amelia Davies and Jeanette McAfee

Publisher : Future Horizons

SKU : 3071BK

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In this guidebook, author Amelia Davies provides the theories and activities you'll need to set up acting classes that double as social skills groups for individuals with Aspergers or high-functioning autism. Included are acting exercises and plays that teach actors how to control and use body language, nonverbal communication, tone of voice, facial expressions, and movement, which are all important social skills.

Using these and many other skills onstage allows actors to develop social understanding through repetition and generalisation. Actors can learn as a group or focus on individual challenges through their characters.

Amelia Davies and Jeanette McAfee