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Gurgenidze, Marine; Mamuladze, Nani – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Cultural events play an important role in the development of an individual's emotional, cognitive and social development; despite the individual peculiarities and differences of the participants, cultural events strengthen the unity of the group members. They develop the skills of cooperation and dialogue. The research shows that nowadays the…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Disabilities
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Creadick, Theo Alcott – Journal of Reading, Writing, and Learning Disabilities International, 1985
Components of the expressive arts approach to therapy for disabled students are briefly described in terms of music, movement and dance, sculpture, sandplay, drawing and painting, journal writing, poetry, playwriting, puppetry, and drama. (CL)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Creative Expression, Dance
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Beland, Robert M. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1983
At the University of Florida, simulated experiences with disabled clients help bridge the gap between coursework and internships for recreation therapy students. Actors from the university's drama department act out the roles of handicapped persons, who are interviewed by therapy students. (PP)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Drama, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
Ash, Linda D.; Gambach, James – 1982
The document presents findings of a search of research literature in the area of arts and the handicapped published between 1971 and 1981. The literature search addresses the various art forms of visual art, drama, music, and dance/movement as well as the major handicapping conditions: mental retardation, hearing impairments, speech handicaps,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Art, Dance, Disabilities
Kelly, William E. – 1983
The importance of laughter and humor to enhance education, and special education in particular, is addressed. A sense of humor is an attitude, and humor together with enthusiasm helps students enjoy the learning process. Humor can make students become more alert, and can have very positive influences on affect. A funny remark, a pleasant…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Humor, Motivation Techniques, Special Education Teachers
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Hadley, Bree – Research in Drama Education, 2017
In this paper, I use an ecologies approach to present reflections on the history of disability and deaf theatre in Australia, in light of the distinctive local policy, industry, and production frameworks that have supported or failed to support its development in particular directions. After tracing and categorising developments in the field to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Theater Arts, Drama
Stephens, Judith L. – 1983
The plays of stage director Robert Wilson are devices presenting alternative modes of perception to theatre audiences accustomed to verbal/aural structures of experience. Uniting his interests in the arts and therapy, his plays create a theatrical event promoting empathy with the perceptions of the mentally or physically handicapped and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Drama, Perception, Theater Arts
Frueh, Eileen R., Ed.; And Others – 1997
Designed to provide information about arts opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities, this publication describes Very Special Arts (VSA) program activities in the United States that are planned for the period of October 1, 1996, through September 30, 1997. The prospectus begins with an overview of the different types of VSA programs,…
Descriptors: Adults, American Indians, Art, Art Activities