Autism Arts Level 1 reflects the increasing use of creative arts and drama-therapy to help autistic children to explore, reflect and develop when linguistic ability or intellectual functioning restricts their self-expression.
This drama syllabus, for use by facilitators with and without drama experience, encourages autistic children to learn, interact and develop. Through storytelling, group activities and arts and crafts, students can improve their social skills, self-expression, vocal and physical skills, and imagination.
During the course, children are encouraged to take part in fun and imaginative activities, including singing, dancing, making sock puppets, and acting in the interactive stories Sandy’s Jungle Adventure and The Land of Smilealot!
The syllabus covers three levels. Each level is one year long and comprises three terms with 12 lessons per term. Level 1 focuses on the body and sensory experience. The content is aimed at children and young people from five to fifteen.
Includes CD-rom with supplementary material.
These manuals make up a drama syllabus to help autistic children develop their communication skills, life skills and self-confidence.