Drama Therapy: How It Works

Family Compass offers Drama Therapy for small groups of children on Monday afternoons during the school year. Most children who come to Family Compass for Drama Therapy have experienced challenges in the interpersonal arena. The pleasure and mastery they achieve in their drama group can heal past negative experiences and provide a positive outlook for...
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Drama Rules: Gaining Social Competence through Intrinsic Motivation

Everyday social situations are full of unspoken rules and tacit expectations. To thrive in the interpersonal realm, we have to read social cues. While some children intuitively grasp these subtleties, many find them bewildering and incomprehensible. Dramatic play is structured by its own rules and codes. When children build a narrative together, they are negotiating...
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Social Competence and Drama Therapy: The Art and the Science

A richly dramatic story is irresistible to children (as well as adults!) Just consider the books, movies, games, and real life events that enrich and enliven your child's world. Now envision that your child could literally step into his most beloved story with his whole body, as well as his mind and imagination. And that...
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