Bobby was just 8 years old when he was in a Dramatherapy group at a primary school for children who were unable to access mainstream education.  Two therapists facilitated the group, clear ground rules were set and the sessions were suitably structured to suit the diverse needs of the group members, some of whom had learning disability and all of whom had very disrupted family lives.  The group allowed Bobby to express himself through play, art, drama and music.  The group became a social microcosm of the family and here he could act out his family dynamics with the therapists often seen as parents and other children as siblings.  With much care from the therapists, Bobby was encouraged to readjust his behaviour in order to get his needs met in this ‘family’ group.  Therefore developing his skills in order to get his needs met appropriately in all areas of his live.

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