Item description for Teaching Asperger's Students Social Skills Through Acting: All Their World Is a Stage! by Amelia Davies...
When given the chance, young people with Asperger's can be the most charismatic actors that have ever hit the stage. 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 generalization. Actors can learn as a group or focus on individual challenges through their characters. Lights, camera, action!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher Future Horizons
ISBN 1932565116 ISBN13 9781932565119
Availability 0 units.
More About Amelia Davies
Davies received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Boston Conservatory, and her Masters' of Fine Arts in acting from Brandeis University. She then made her living for many years as a actress, director, and producer, including a national tour with the Missoula Children's Theatre. Drawing both on her background in theatre and on her experience working with adults and children with autism, she has developed a fun, easy to follow, step-by-step drama curriculum specifically for parents and professionals without backgrounds in acting.
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HELPFUL BOOK! Mar 24, 2008
I am a theatre artist that does acting games with youth on the autism spectrum. Just when I had run out of ideas this GREAT book came to my rescue! If you want to start an autism theatre group - this is the book for you!