Thirteen children ranging in age from 7 to 15 and at all areas of the autism spectrum participated in both cohorts, held in the Summer and Fall of 2016.
During the theater sessions, participants experienced varying degrees of improvement in social skills. Eye contact with others was a significant skill deficit for all in the beginning. By the end of the each session, there was significant improvement for all in both focusing on the speaker and looking at the person to whom they were speaking. Interrupting the speaker also decreased for everyone. read more