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Study Finds Improv Classes Help Autistic Children

Study Finds Improv Classes Help Autistic Children

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Parents with children on the autism spectrum are finding new ways to communicate and help their children succeed in an one-hour improv class, says Jen Olenizcak, founder of The Engaging Educator, in the Huffington Post. 

"It's no secret that I feel that improv makes for better teachers, better museum professionals and all-around better people," Olenizcak says. "But in the past few months I've been thinking about the...benefits of improv to students on the autism spectrum, specifically when it comes to social and language development."

After six students on the spectrum attended an improv class, everyone agreed the end result was "incredible," she says. Some results Olenizcak says she found were empathy, eye contact, imaginative play and more. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor


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