Monday, 23 February 2015

Stage Performance

Our daughter performed in another show at the weekend with the drama group and dance school she attends. I was amazed by how much her confidence has grown in the past few months and was so proud watching her perform on stage. This is her passion and she spends every waking moment singing, acting out lines from films she's watched or practising her dance moves. I think she knows most lines from the Harry Potter movies as they are watched over and over again. She is now teaching our youngest son all the spells from the movies and I keep finding him appearing with a wand shouting out 'reparo, lumos, accio'.  

As is common with ASD children once they find a passion their life revolves around it until they find a new one to obsess about. This is a good one for our daughter to have as she can struggle with social interaction, but she can use her knowledge of dance, songs and films as a great conversation opener with her peer group. It gives her confidence in social situations and helps her to feel that she fits in. 

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