"Improv-Ed": Fostering Play in Autism Education

How do we teach kids with autism to play, if we ourselves don’t play? Applied Improvisation introduces an informal learning-based practice for helping educators teach children on the Autism spectrum through interactive games and exercises. In this hands-on session, a behaviorist and a performance scholar team up to devise improvisational exercises through behavioral precepts that enable educators to foster play skills necessary for providing treatment to children on the Autism spectrum.



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Format: Hands on
Event Type: Session
Level: Deep Understanding