Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Principal Investigator: Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.
Theatre as Therapy
Researchers at Vanderbilt University are studying the effects of behavior therapy and theatre techniques in children with autism. We invite children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to be part of our treatment program.
The intervention is free and involves several research visits before and after the treatment to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center:
- Psychological Testing (2 hours)
- Social Interaction and Play (1 hour)
- Research EEG (1 hour)
- Interventions are on Saturday afternoons for 10 weeks during the winter or daily for two weeks in the summer.
- Participation in research is necessary to receive the treatment
For more information about what it will be like to be part of SENSE Theater, please download and read this brochure.
The SENSE Theatre program works in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the University School of Nashville.
Children with Autism Spectrum disorder with no intellectual disability ages 8 to 16
Social Skills / theater intervention at no cost.
Pre and post visits as well as 10 sessions of theater intervention
To be notified when you are a possible match for a research study looking for participants, register with Vanderbilt's ResearchMatch at the link below.
ResearchMatch.org is a free and safe national website
that matches research volunteers with researchers looking for participants. Registries for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities are now
available on ResearchMatch. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of age, or condition.
Visit www.researchmatch.org to learn more and to join today.