'Autism Arts: a drama syllabus for children on the autism spectrum'
I have written a series of books 'Autism Arts: a drama syllabus for children on the autism spectrum' for teachers and other practitioners. The books offer a three tier course that is easily accessible by both newcomers to the field and also experienced teachers.
“Abigail Barragry’s wonderful new drama syllabus for children on the autism spectrum offers a three tier course that is easily accessible by both newcomers to the field and also experienced practitioners.
At its heart is a belief that drama can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning, even in connection with this very challenging group of children.
The courses takes Sue Jennings’ embodiment-projection-role paradigm as one of its underpinning themes, and challenges us to move away from ‘contain and train’ approach to working with autistic children.
The documentation is packed with easily accessible practical exercises, which are strongly supported with tips for trainers. I shall be dipping into these materials for many years to come.”
Professor Fraser Brown PhD, Playwork Team, Leeds Metropolitan University