The Special in Special Needs | Elise May

Two weeks ago, magic happened.  The warm-up was a book filled with animal sounds and repeated text.  John (not his real name) loved making sounds.  The main book involved animals with attitudes and was fun to act out.  Afterwards, I allowed each participant to choose a simple, eight-page paperback about a farm animal.  They had […]

Empowering English Language Learners | Elise May

Since 2005, I have been using theatrical voice techniques to help ESL/ELL students creatively overcome their fears of performing in English.  My main program goal is to have English Language Learners become as confident expressing themselves in English as in their own native language.  Theater is the perfect medium to overcome communication insecurities and build […]