This is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to “dip in” and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.
Arts: Drama Therapy
Wengrower (2001) emphasised the holistic ideology of creative therapy in meeting the multi-dimensional needs of disabled individuals. Drama therapy is one such example, and it has a number of definitions attached to it. Crimmens (2006) states the most effective definitions for those professionals who make use of this approach within their daily working lives are those that identify key elements of learning and practicality as highlighted in the work. The British Association of Dramatherapists (2005: 1) provided a seminal definition when stating that this involves ‘the intentional use of the healing aspects and theatre within the therapeutic process. It is a process of working and playing which uses action to facilitate creativity imagination, learning, insight and growth’.
- Drama therapy facilitates ...