In completion of my Honors Project, I created Brighter Connections Theatre (BCT). This program was designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) ages 8 to 14 years old. BCT ran for six weeks this past summer in Dayton, OH and had a total of seven participants. Four of these children and their parents agreed to be research participants. My team of volunteers and I documented the progress made by these research participants in certain social and behavioral areas through the process of drama therapy. This document consists of a literature review of drama therapy, a detailed overview of the program, the research results, and implications for future research needed in this field.
Intervention Specialist, Mild-Moderate
First Advisor Department
Educational Foundations and Inquiry
Dr. Susan Cruea
Second Advisor Department
General Studies Writing
O'Leary, Katie, "The Effects of Drama Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders" (2013). Honors Projects. 1.