We conduct One to One Speech and Drama classes for children and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome and those with other varying special needs and challenges. These sessions are specialised to the requirements of the individual. We also love working those who find themselves a little shy in social situations and would love to come out of their shell and express themselves more.
The objective is to increase the person's confidence, social skills and most importantly to have lots of fun!
Lessons include poetry, articulation exercises, relaxation exercises, emotions work, Improvisation, Role play, games, storytelling, Mime and much more.
Speech and Drama is an invaluable tool in helping to build trust and develop interpersonal relationships. It is also instrumental in enhancing skills of interaction and imaginative thinking. Improvisation is invaluable is helping to navigate unexpected changes and social situations.
Before arranging a session, we ask parents/guardians some questions about their child's ability so we can cater the classes to their specific needs and goals. Each session is forty minutes long and takes place in the client's home.
We also run 1:1 sessions for those who do not have any special needs and need a confidence boost. We run a weekly drama class in Galway city for a small group of children where we focus on drawing out their skills and reminding them of how wonderful they already are!
At Réalta we believe there is no such thing as a silly question and we know how difficult it can be to take that first step in getting in touch, especially when it's about someone so important to you. Please feel free to reach out and contact us anytime via our Contact Page. Every enquiry helps us understand our student's needs and goals and is treated with utmost confidence.