Originally developed for deaf children, this innovative and successful drama programme addressing personal, social and emotional needs can benefit all children in primary schools. The interactive and lively ideas cover a variety of themes from empathy to assertiveness. Bringing together the expertise of a drama teacher and the skills of a teacher of the deaf, the book provides an unconventional way of exploring human concerns.
Module Six: ‘I Can Express What I Need’
This four-session strand is built on what has been learnt in the previous module, ‘I'm happy being me’, as it is from the basis of acceptance of self that a child can assert his or her needs. This module helps children explore elements of school life in a mainstream class that they feel are less than satisfactory, as far their needs as deaf children (or as children with other special needs) are concerned. It encourages them to identify solutions and to practise them. The content of this module is intended to move children away from passivity and into activity. It challenges them to move beyond feeling a ‘victim of circumstances’ and towards activity and ...