Proposal Title

Sensory Friendly Theatre: Including Individuals with Sensory Integration Disorders

Primary Faculty Mentor’s Name

Cindy Ticknor

Session Format

Oral (max. 15 minutes)

Abstract

The world of the play can be a scary place for individuals with disabilities, especially if that disability effects their sensory perception. Some theatre companies are becoming equipped to perform at least one sensory friendly showing of their regularly scheduled performances. Theatre is beneficial socially and physically for individuals of all disabilities. By adapting a performance for a sensory sensitive audience is just one way to provide "normal" opportunities in our communities for those who would not otherwise be included.

Keywords

theatre, sensory perception, individuals with disabilities

Presentation Year

2017

Publication Type and Release Option

Event

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Sensory Friendly Theatre: Including Individuals with Sensory Integration Disorders

The world of the play can be a scary place for individuals with disabilities, especially if that disability effects their sensory perception. Some theatre companies are becoming equipped to perform at least one sensory friendly showing of their regularly scheduled performances. Theatre is beneficial socially and physically for individuals of all disabilities. By adapting a performance for a sensory sensitive audience is just one way to provide "normal" opportunities in our communities for those who would not otherwise be included.