A new study published in the journal Autism Research suggests that theater could be an effective way of teaching and improving social perception of adolescents with autism.
Researchers led by Blythe Corbett from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center conducted a two-week theater laboratory camp called SENSE Theatre where autistic children between 8 and 17 years took part and were grouped with well functioning peers.
AdvertisementAll of the children were taught role-play and at the end of two weeks, two 45-minute public performances were held. The researchers found that theater was able to improve social and familiar relationships of autistic children, as well as improved capacity of identifying and memorizing faces, home habits and personal care.
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