You may wish to use drama in a teaching or group situation but lack either the confidence to speak in character or the time to develop a role and/or workshop. This book solves both of these problems by providing the words to speak, an established well-worked lesson plan to use and an easy format to follow for multiple adaptations and future dramas. If you have experience of using drama, the ideas in this book will inspire and assist your creative lessons.
Intensely practical and hands-on, this is a book of scripts and drama-workshop breakdowns designed especially for people with special needs, including those with PMLD or Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
- Each script format and workshop plan has been fully worked with groups of varying ages and abilities and includes valuable notes of experience - documenting lessons where the unexpected happened and how it was handled.
- As with any group of special people, getting to know their needs is paramount in order to gear the drama towards their specific requirements, however, these script formats are guaranteed to work even on a first meeting!
- Just follow the script as written or substitute the characters and situations themselves to create limitless drama possibilities.
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"Teachers will find this book very useful. It provides practical ideas that they can use in the classroom to develop children"s speaking and listening skills in a structured way."
Carolyn Maples, Headteacher Ofsted Inspector
"I can"t wait to start using this...will also heartily recommend it to colleagues...another most excellent and useful addition."
Jill McMinn, NAPLIC
"This programme is very clearly laid out and easy to understand and score. It"s excellent as a classroom based assessment."
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"This resource is useful and relevant in clinics and schools...value for money...versatile and practical."
Zoe Duckett and Carolyn Angell, SLTs Speech and Language Therapy in Practice
"clearly laid out, easy-to-use book...programme is well designed...a welcome addition to the repertoire of resources for use with this client group."
"The resource is aimed at children between 4 and 7 years of age and can be extended for use with children up to 11 years of age who have additional learning difficulties." - International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
Stephen Parsons is currently working in London as Speech Language Therapy Team Manager at City and Hackney Teaching PCT. He graduated from Flinders University in Australia and has since worked in Australia as well as the UK. He has extensive experience of working in language resources bases, mainstream schools and special schools. Anna Branagan is Clinical Lead Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at City and Hackney Teaching PCT. She has experience of mainstream schools, language resource bases and Sure Start.