How can the arts help young children who can't speak?

How can the arts help young children who can't speak?

In this blog Earlyarts Director, Ruth Churchill Dower, explores how the arts can enable young children with selective mutism to communicate by connecting brains and bodies in new and creative ways and how a new PhD research programme will explore the impact of different art forms on early brain development.

Communicating Impact through Speech Bubbles

Renowned theatre-maker, Amelia Bird, highlights the importance of rigorous research to demonstrate how their Speech Bubbles programme has a 'statistically significant impact on children’s spoken language, storytelling and social interaction abilities'.