When can I start Drama Therapy for my child with Autism?
Drama therapy is a safe, non-invasive therapy method that can easily be tailored according to each child’s needs and requirements. Thus, it can be started whenever you feel your child is ready for it.
Most children on the autism spectrum already consult an occupational therapist; depending on the type of therapy suggested by the therapist, parents also get a better idea of when to start this type of therapy. However, since it is simple and does not have any side effects or complications, it can typically be started even without consultation.
Moreover, its effectiveness has been noted by the NADTA in a study published in the official journal of the NADTA, Drama Therapy Review, which showed that drama therapy is an effective treatment approach for children on the autism spectrum. Children that receive Drama Therapy showed significant improvements in social interaction as well as reduction of autism-related manifestations or behaviors such as hyperactivity and limited attention span.