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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Can Drama Induce Neuroplastic Changes in the Brain? Implications for Future Research and Treatment

  • Open or Close Will O Atiomo*

    Jourdelays, Eton College, Windsor, United Kingdom

    *Corresponding author: Atiomo William, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Eton College, University of Nottingham, Jourdelays, Windsor, United Kingdom

Submission: September 26, 2018; Published: October 03, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.06.000646

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume6 Issue5


Javier (a pseudonym) suffers from Autism. He attends the local school which offers a specialist unit for those suffering with the disorder. As an alternative to the conventional pharmacological treatments, the school decided to call on the visiting drama therapist to discuss their concerns regarding Javier’s behaviour. Javier was entailed to express his emotions using feeling cards and sound. Initially withdrawn, Javier hesitated to engage with the therapist’s activities. After a few weeks however, the drama therapist and the school alike noted a remarkable change [1]. This once socially awkward boy, who avoided communication and sporadically lashed out, now looked forward to spending time with his peers. In equal measure, he was no longer reluctant to communicate his fears when something went wrong.

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