Prob­lems staged

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A the­atre will be the set­ting for par­ents, car­ers and teach­ers want­ing to learn how to help chil­dren with dis­or­ders such as Asperger’s syn­drome and dys­lexia.

TAPAC will host monthly work­shops ran by Mind Over Man­ner which use an in­ter­ac­tive the­atre ap­proach to de­velop com­mu­ni­ca­tion strate­gies to im­prove re­la­tion­ships and be­havioural out­comes for young peo­ple who are of­ten mis­un­der­stood.

The work­shops are de­signed to help fam­i­lies and sup­port­ers of chil­dren with autism, at­ten­tion deficit dis­or­der (ADD), at­ten­tion-deficit hy­per­ac­tiv­ity dis­or­der (ADHD), ob­ses­sive com­pul­sive dis­or­der (OCD), dys­lexia, dys­praxia and Asperger’s syn­drome.

A trained fa­cil­i­ta­tor will di­rect a hy­po­thet­i­cal sce­nario shaped by in­put from the au­di­ence of fam­i­lies and sup­port­ers which is then played out by three ac­tors.

The first two-hour work­shop will run on Tues­day from 7-9pm at 100 Mo­tions Rd, West­ern Springs. Tick­ets are $30 at the door.

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