Drama for communication, confidence and well-being
Last year, teachers delivering the programme reported:
85% improved in speaking listening and learning
“The children receiving the intervention made better progress than a ‘control’ group in… understanding spoken language; understanding and using vocabulary; sentence building; storytelling and narrative and social interaction.”
Randomised Control Trial by Dr Heather Price, Psychosocial Studies Research Group, UEL.
“Speech Bubbles offers what appears to be a highly effective and sustainable means of helping children suffering poor social, emotional and educational wellbeing because of their difficulties with communication. The method uses the emotional, bodily, creative and relational aspects of drama to create the conditions for positive behavioural and educational development. It reminds us that a focus on children’s wellbeing in school generates increased social, behavioural and educational capital cheaply and effectively.”
Evaluation of Speech Bubbles by Dr Jonathan Barnes, Sidney de Haan Research Institute, Canterbury Christchurch University.
For more information about Speech Bubbles (including reports and evaluation) please visit: www.speechbubbles.org.uk