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Reports, Research, Writing


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We are committed to evaluating and researching the impact of our practice. In July 2014 we were validated at Standard 2 by Project Oracle.
In 2015– 2016, teachers reported that 87% of children taking part in Speech Bubbles showed improvements in learning, speaking and listening and 88% showed improvements in emotional behaviour and conduct behaviour.

REPORTS ON SPEECH BUBBLES

Speech Bubbles- Drama Intervention Effectiveness
Executive Summary
Dr Heather Price, Psychosocial Research Group, UEL, 2016

Playing for Dear Life
Shir Freibach, Goldsmiths University, 2016

Speech Bubbles - an evaluation of the extended Speech Bubbles Programmes
Full Report HERE 
Executive Summary HERE
Dr Jonathan Barnes,  Sydney De Haan Research Centre for The Arts and Health. Canterbury Christ Church University, 2015.

Year 7 Report
Adam Annand, London Bubble, September 2016.

Everyone's Entitled to a Proper Turn
Eleanor Samson, M6 Theatre, January 2015.

The Arts and Health: Meaning and Fulfillment in an Uncertain Age; a Discussion Paper. 
Dr Jonathan Barnes Sydney De Haan Research Centre for The Arts and Health. Canterbury Christ Church University, 2013.

Promoting Social and Personal Well-being in 5-7 Year Olds Through the “Speech Bubbles” Drama Project.
Dr Jonathan Barnes. Sydney De Haan Research Centre for The Arts and Health. Canterbury Christ Church University, July 2012.

Speech Bubbles: The Art of Building Creative Relationships: Developing Drama Workshops For Small Groups of Referred Children Aged 5 - 7 Years.
Paula Robinson, Birkbeck, University of London, February 2010.

Speech Bubbles: The Art of Building Creative Relationships: Developing Drama Workshops For Small Groups of Referred Children Aged 5 - 7 Years. 
Summary by Adam Annand, London Bubble, February 2010.

The Impact of ‘Newham Speech Bubbles’ on Pupil’s Communication and Staff Practice: Perceptions of Teaching Staff at an East London Primary School
Dissertation by Jo Afful, UEL, 2016

An Exploration into Dramatic Play and Story Drama as a Tool for Supporting Children from a Socio-disadvantaged Background with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.  
Dissertation by Mark Lloyd, University of South Wales, 2014.  

Speak Out:  Practice Sharing Report.
Marigold Hughes, February 2012.

Evaluation of Speak Out
Fidelma O’Neil, 2009.

CHAPTERS and ARTICLES

Guardian blog: Tackling Shyness Takes Centre Stage by Adam Annand

A chapter about Speech Bubbles is included in; Drama to Inspire; Ed by John Coventon; Pub Trentham Books;Oct 2011 

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