Drama Social Language


Teaching Social Skills and Social Language through drama and plays

Anticipated start late November- meeting with experts and MHS drama department – all in!!

We all agree that social and language development is a great need for many of our children.

Our drama program will develop the reciprocal language and cues that are essential for our kids to fully participate in society. While there still be a need to build the generalization necessary for this to take hold, we can hold social events that will put practice into play.

Consultant: Dr Steven Tobias, Center for Child and Family Development

Registration is now open!

Anticipated start date late  November

There are limited number of positions still open. Initially we will be limiting this to the first 15 registrants. Later as we work out the kinks addition positions will open. This will also be dependent on our having sufficient mentors

Background

The program is currently under development and we are meeting and planning with social and cognitive psychologist and drama instructors to create and identify the essential language and cognitive elements that will be the framework for the content plays/Drama. The hypnotize is that through drama and plays we can create the structure that will enrich the language and cognitive skills of our kids.

We are at the forefront of this programs hypothesize but believe that it has the potential for success.

While the current research tends to be about play in general as an important component of understand higher concepts of social interaction, there is enough compelling data that crosses between these two research segments for us to hypothesize about its potential with our children.

Here are some links to research that is driving our planning.

Drama on social development  click here

Symbolic play for social development  Click here

Play impact on  cognitive development click here

Essential questions

  • Are we really asking kids to gain a sense of self? (Executive functions) Are we after dispositions?
  • What social and language skills to focus on?
  • What Protocols, Cue’s? In the beginning? Following directions?
  • What play or drama might be most effective? Disney, Nursery rhymes??
  • How to integrate drama with social language development?
  • Delivery through Drama students? What training? What’s essential?
  • How to bridge to real world language and interactions?

 

You can register now and we will keep you informed on the programs start date and its components.

DATES NOT AVAILABLE: 11/11, 11/25, 12/9, 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/10, 3/3, 3/10, 4/14

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