I Can Pretend! teaches children with Autism how to play with peers and form relationships – something that they typically struggle with. Through drama children learn imaginative play skills and hone social skills. It is a program that is based on research supporting how children with Autism learn. and uses best practice teaching including picture schedules, familiar routines, repetition and reward.
Instructors: Sydney Cohan-Grahn & Jaime Maya
Time: Saturdays, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Winter Dates: January 22 – March 12
Sydney is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, where she is majoring in psychology and minoring in drama. Starting as young as three, she entered the arts scene through competitive dance, eventually switched to acting. She loves to write plays, sing, dance, and act whenever she gets the chance. She’s worked with the Foote Theatre School for four years and she’s very grateful for the opportunities she’s been given.