Creative Drama Groupwork for People with Learning Difficulties

2nd Edition

Anna Chesner

Routledge
February 24, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138596948 - CAT# K387496

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Summary

The revised second edition of this practical manual is filled with easy-to-follow exercises and activities designed to facilitate creative drama sessions for people with learning disabilities. The activities in this book bring together music, theatre, movement and storytelling to not only develop fun and engaging group sessions, but to build confidence, increase self-esteem, and develop social and emotional awareness in group members. Highly sensitive to the range of learning needs and physical abilities of group members, the activities have been created to be engaging for a broad range of individuals regardless of age and ability, and can be adapted for use in a multitude of sectors such as education, psychology and speech and language therapy.

Key features of this edition include:

  • New chapters exploring mindfulness, and the importance of reflection
  • Fully photocopiable resources including a session notes template to evaluate the impact of the creative drama group and collect useful data for the writing of reports
  • Activities organised around key elements of creative drama, such as sensory work, life skills role-play, improvisation and de-roling

With its wealth of guidance, practical and adaptable activities and easy-to-follow structure, this is an invaluable resource for anybody leading or supporting children, young people and adults in creative drama.

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