The Social Stage
We are reimagining the therapeutic model for nurturing social & emotional skill development in children. Kids effortlessly acquire essential communication & relationship skills, self-awareness, & emotional intelligence without realizing the depth of their learning experience through a fun, engaging, & interactive approach.
Your child will have fun while participating in activities to...
✓ Enhance self-esteem
✓ Blend physical & emotional well-being
✓ Expand empathy & understanding for others
✓ Cultivate creativity
✓ Practice self-control
✓ Improve listening skills
✓ Facilitate personal growth & self-awareness
✓ Boost self-confidence
✓ Increase sense of play & spontaneity
✓ Work out relationship issues
✓ Improve interpersonal & social skills
✓ Increase mental & emotional flexibility
Each group runs for one month
(2/week for 1 hour)
"Discovering Our Theatrical Tribe"
"Embracing Empathy Onstage"
"The Power of Effective Communication"
"Conflict Resolution in the Spotlight"
"Finding Confidence in Performance"
"The Art of Collaboration"
"Cultivating Creativity and Adaptability"
"Showtime: Our Final Act"
“It was very fun to act out different emotions and act as other characters. In it, we did a lot of acting games, like acting as different level status people. I think it helped me see how simply changing your attitude can really help how people perceive you. I think anybody who does this will really enjoy it and get a lot out of it!”
-Ian, age 11
“This class was a wonderful opportunity to interact with other kids my age. We all had a good time playing cool games and learning about each other. I learned about body language, acting, and vocal and facial expressions.”
-Ruby, age 12
“It was breathtaking. You’re going to have fun! There are a lot of activities, and it’s very fun. You do different scenes. You get to explore what your body can do. It was fun to try new things and try out different personalities. It gave me new skills.”
-Jan, age 13
Meet the Facilitators
Kullan Edberg, Professional Actor & Drama Teacher
An actor, teacher, & writer who loves facilitating virtual drama groups to promote child development and individual creative writing projects for children. Kullan is a graduate of NYU Tisch/Stella Adler Studios. After spending two joyful years on the off-Broadway production of Puffs at New World Stage, she joined the foreign service community, where she has had the opportunity to teach middle school drama, creative writing, & professional acting workshops in Mexico. She now resides with her husband in Washington, DC, recently adding her performance skills to a production at the Kennedy Center.
Dr. Elizabeth Joy Shaffer, OTD, OTR/L
US Board-certified Occupational Therapist
Helping thousands of children & families worldwide since 2001. Elizabeth's passion is working with & advocating for individuals in the neurodiversity community. She uses a combination of Eastern & Western practices to support child development & parental growth. Contributing author of The Highest Frequency of Love: Unconventional Solutions for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum. Elizabeth is a foreign service spouse, a mom of neurodivergent teens, currently residing in Belgium with her family.
Fall 2023 Schedule
Your child can join the group at any time (as long as space permits). We rotate through eight sessions, and they can start at any point in the session rotation. Your child can come and try just one and see if they like it or join all eight classes (or more).
6 - 12 children per group
Class Fee: $65 USD per class
Ages 10 - 13
Mondays & Wednesdays
6 pm CEST / 12 pm EST (Europe/Americas)
Frequently Asked Questions
The intention of this group is to facilitate children's skill development in social and emotional skills. Families have sought reimbursement for this group through their insurance plan and home school allowances. If you seek to have this group reimbursed, please indicate this on the enrollment form. We will provide the necessary information on your paid invoice, which you can then submit for reimbursement. We recommend verifying reimbursement options before paying.
If your insurance plan offers benefits for occupational therapy, your insurance company may cover the group's cost minus deductibles.
Please contact your insurance company to verify the benefits of
Common treatment diagnoses covered for this type of group intervention include;
F81.9 Development disorder of scholastic skills, unspecified
F84.0 Autistic disorder
F88.9 Other specified delays in development
F89 Unspecified disorder of psychological development
F90.0 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type
F90.2 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type
R41.89 Other symptoms and signs involving cognitive functions and awareness
R41.9 Unspecified symptoms and signs involving cognitive functions and awareness
It will be your responsibility to submit paid invoices & receipts to your insurance if you are seeking to be reimbursed for services. You will be provided with a receipt by email after each payment. Please notify the instructor if you need additional information included on your receipt in order to submit it to your insurance.
Attending each session is highly encouraged as each session builds upon the past sessions; however, life may happen. As this is an interactive group, we encourage children attend the live sessions as much as possible.