Groupwork with Learning Disabilities

Groupwork with Learning Disabilities : Creative Drama

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This practical manual is for anyone who has the opportunity of facilitating creative drama for people with learning disabilities. Other basic principles of working, different approaches to drama and specific structures that can be easily used. It demonstrates how creative drama can deliver many benefits to both individuals and groups including increased tolerance and respect, enhancing self esteem and developing social skills. It also includes many easy-to-follow exercises and photocopiable activities that can be used with every group.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 210 x 298 x 16mm | 726g
  • Speechmark Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Revised ed.
  • 0863883249
  • 9780863883248
  • 1,409,135

Table of contents

Arrivals and greetings Body work Sensory work Voice work Life skills Games Puppets Improvisation Dramatisation Fairy tales Performance De-roling closures
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Review quote

"This useful book begins with an overview of the value of creative drama for people with learning difficulties...I am sure this book will be helpful to anyone working with people with learning disabilities either starting to do drama or wanting further creative ideas." - NAPOT Journal

"This book provides excellent advice for anyone wanting to introduce creative drama activities into their practice. It offers a good set of universal guidelines for group work...this book offers facilitators an adaptable and comprehensive tool-kit of activities for any group, irrespective of ability level or experience." - Therapy Weekly
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About Anna Chesner

Anna Chesner is a psychodrama psychotherapist, dramatherapist and group analytic psychotherapist with experience of a wide range of client groups, from children to the elderly, having worked in forensic, educational and mental health settings. She has worked in a number of therapeutic communities and has a particular interest in reflective practice and team supervision. She is a founder member of London Playback Theatre, which delivers improvised performances within conference and community settings. She is a Senior Trainer at the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy and conducts a private practice with individuals, couples and groups.
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