During a Literature at Play Residency Program for Students with Special Needs, teaching artists explore a class-chosen book with students using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) techniques and sensory objects to inspire creative movement and theatrical and songwriting exercises.

  • Program Benefits

    Through a large-scale assessment and evaluation project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Literature at Play reported the following benefits for students with special needs:

    • Full classroom engagement and active participation in sensory-motor activities
    • Advanced recognition of non-verbal cues (body language, facial expression, gesture) and improved emotional literacy development
    • Improved social skills and communication between students
    • Developed pro-social behaviors and appropriate self-expression
    • Heightened sense of self-confidence
  • Curriculum Design

    Our curriculum is designed to meet the sensory, social, and behavioral needs of each participating student. We work closely with the classroom teachers, paraprofessionals and school administrators in order to specifically devise a program model with differentiated lesson plans for each of our partnering schools.

  • Cost

    $110 per 45-minute session and can serve one class at a time. As this program is specifically designed for each participating student and class, it is recommended that each individual class remain together and is not added to another.

Bring our touring show designed for students with special needs to your school!

Literature at Play for Students with Special Needs is available to schools and community centers in New York City and the tri-state area.

For more information and prices, please contact the New York City Children’s Theater Education Department at 212-573-8791 x4, email smorgulis@nycchildrenstheater.org or just use the form below:

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