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Goyal, Anita; Keightley, Michelle L. – Research in Drama Education, 2008
Adolescents with acquired brain injuries suffer from social and community withdrawal that result in isolation from their peer groups. The review highlights the evidence of effectiveness of expressive art interventions in the form of theatre for populations with difficulties in physical, emotional, cognitive, or social functioning. A systematic…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Injuries, Adolescents, Outcomes of Treatment
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Babudoh, Gladys B. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
This study reports the effect of a treatment tool called "Babudoh's comprehension therapy" in enhancing the comprehension and writing skills of 10 junior secondary school students with congenital and profound hearing impairment in Plateau State, Nigeria. The study adopted the single group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental research…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Therapy
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Abraham, Nicola – Research in Drama Education, 2017
This article details key findings from a longitudinal study conducted in collaboration with Kids Company, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The focus of this article is the role of the "teacher as witness" to the impact of a participatory theatre project with vulnerable young people. This research argues that the…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Elementary School Students, Drama, Foreign Countries
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Lenz, A. Stephen; Holman, Rachel L.; Dominguez, Denise L. – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2010
The effective use of social skills has been positively associated with career success, romantic involvement, academic achievement, and mood. In response, counselors often integrate social skills training into counseling interventions with adolescents to encourage authentic and effective interactions with others. We illustrate some therapeutic…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Peer Groups
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Ruby, James R.; Ruby, Nanci Carol – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2009
Expressive therapy interventions are a useful resource for counselors working with a wide range of presenting issues. This article illustrates a series of improvisational acting exercises that can be used within a family counseling context. Clear directions for specific exercises are provided, along with illustrative case examples.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Family Counseling, Intervention, Case Studies
Helm, Estelle Bailey – Tennessee Education, 1980
Good self-esteem and self-concept have a bearing on a child's performance in school. The article describes ways to recognize poor self-image in a child and suggests strategies for building self-concept. Activities listed include positive marking of papers, bibliotherapy, improvisational drama, and values clarification. (DS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Therapy, Elementary Education, Intervention
Gross, Roger – Theatre News, 1982
In recent years, theatre faculty have come to understand that advanced degrees do not guarantee that a person is qualified for the subtle, complex, and dangerous job of teaching acting, and that actor training has more to do with the problems of human behavior than with the theatre. The fundamental problem with acting is the fear that controls…
Descriptors: Acting, Behavioral Sciences, Drama, Educational Trends
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Edgar-Bailey, Meredith; Kress, Victoria E. – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2010
This article presents a review of creative interventions that can be helpful in facilitating the resolution of traumatic grief in children and adolescents. Traumatic grief is conceptualized as a condition in which a person loses a close loved one (e.g., a parent or a sibling) in a traumatic manner, and ensuing trauma-related symptoms disrupt the…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Children, Adolescents, Grief