Publication Date

Spring 2021

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Christina Noel (Director), Dr. Carl Myers, and Dr. Thomas Gross

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Specialist in Education


Theatre-based interventions are an emerging field to improve social skills in individuals with autism. This study analyzed 10 different articles using theatre-based interventions, combined with evidence-based practices, to increase social skills deficits in students, ages 8-17, diagnosed with autism. Results indicate improvement in social skills for individuals with autism after participating in theatre-based interventions.


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