Speech Bubbles is a creative intervention using drama to support 5-7 year olds with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) to develop their communication skills, confidence and wellbeing.
In Speech Bubbles sessions drama practitioners and school staff create a safe and playful space for children in KS1 to develop their communication skills. A story drama approach places the child at the centre of the activity, and they become at different times, author, performer and audience.
A recent evaluation revealed that 85% of children participating in Speech Bubbles showed an improvement in learning, speaking and listening and 86% showed behavioural improvements.
Speech Bubbles has a strong evidence base: 'In three areas of SLC development in particular (spoken language, storytelling and narrating and social interaction), the children's improvement reaches statistically significant levels. It is therefore a highly valuable intervention.'
Dr Heather Price, Psychosocial Studies, and Eric Ansong, Social Research Methods; University of East London, January 2018: an Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the 'Speech Bubbles' Drama Intervention Programme, 2015-17
Please see attached brochure providing Evidence of Impact.
Speech Bubbles is a social franchise established ten years ago by London Bubble theatre. Out of the Bag Theatre is working with HRAEN to bring Speech Bubbles to primary schools in the Hastings and Rother area from September 2019.
For further information please see the website www.speechbubbles.org.uk
We are now signing up schools who would like Speech Bubbles sessions in their school in the 2019-2020 academic year. For enquiries please contact Rebecca Fifield on 07946 354027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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