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“Say Who You Are, Play Who You Are”: Improvisation as Pedagogy for Youth with Physical and Developmental Challenges

Melissa Walker

Published: 2009-06-01

A piece describing the ongoing 'Play Who You Are' collaborative outreach project for youth with disabilities involving ICASP, KidsAbility, and other community partners. The author reflects on her experience of working with the project and on her interviews with participants to present several tenets of an evolving pedagogy of improvisation.

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If people talked the way they drummed in improvisation, then I think the world would be a lot nicer…

– Youth participant, ICASP improvisation workshop