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

The Social Stage:

Building Community through Theatrical Adventures

Each group runs for one month

(2/week for 1 hour)

Session 1

"Discovering Our Theatrical Tribe"

Session 2

"Embracing Empathy Onstage"

Session 3

"The Power of Effective Communication"

Session 4

"Conflict Resolution in the Spotlight"

Session 5

"Finding Confidence in Performance"

Session 6

"The Art of Collaboration"

Session 7

"Cultivating Creativity and Adaptability"

Session 8

"Showtime: Our Final Act"


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

Upcoming Sessions

Ages 10 - 13

Mondays & Wednesdays

6 pm CEST / 12 pm EST (Europe/Americas)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get reimbursed for this group?

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

  • Group occupational therapy services (CBT code: 97150)

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.

What if my child misses a session?

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.

How can I contact the facilitators?

Contact the facilitators at

Elizabeth Joy Shaffer:

Kullan Edberg:

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