Creative Dramatics as an Adjunctive Therapy for Emotionally disturbed Children
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17 emotionally disturbed children from a special residence were Ss in the experiment. 10 children in 2 of the special education classes at the residence comprised the experimental group. 7 children constituting the control group were chosen randomly from the remain1ng children at the residence. There were no significant differences between the 2 groups in age, sex, race, family structure, family status or I.Q. The experimental group was d1vided into 2 groups and each met with E an hour a week for ten weeks. Dur1ng this time they participated in creat1ve dramat1cs sessions. The control group followed its regular routine. A Behavior Bating Scale, used to measure overt behavior, was judged by adults at the residence at the beginning and at the end of the experiment. An observation sheet was was used to check behavior defined as pes1tive er negative during the classes. An analysis of data revealed no significant results at p<.01 for e1ther group on the BRS. It was concluded that creative dramatics is not an effective adjunctive therapy for emotionally disturbed children.