ABSTRACT

Consistent with the approach advocated hitherto for play-drama intervention, this chapter illustrates how drama can offer a structured approach and an inside-out means for children to advance their understanding of narrative - perceived by some to be a major 'stumbling block' in the development of children with autism (Bruner and Feldman 1993). It offers a practical, inclusive approach to teaching children about the relationship between narrative and text, and ways to access meaning in stories.