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Boosting Social Skills in Autistic Kids With Drama

Research and Autism News Autism Treatment News Education and Autism News News By State Tennessee Autism News

June 1, 2016- "Boosting Social Skills in Autistic Kids With Drama"- This extensive article focuses on how schools are turning to the arts to teach high-functioning students with autism social skills. New research from Vanderbilt suggests that drama classes are particularly useful for improving these skills. Other research has shown that drama programs can help improve children’s facial recognition ability, their ability to play cooperatively, share, speak with respect, regulate anxiety, and more. Researchers plan to extend the research to a larger sample of students and to compare the benefits of drama therapy supplemented with other forms of therapy.