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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Youth Programs in the Arts

Fall 2013

Costs / Early Registration Discount
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by August 23.

NEW! Courses for Youth with Asperger’s:

*CLOSED* small star iconNEW! Essentials of Communication I (grades 1–4)
Children are engaged in exciting and fun theatre games and tasks modified to meet their need for positive socialization. They will create friendships and improve communication with family, peers, and others by internalizing the emotional and physical skills required for healthy relationships.
YTH9270.10 / $225
YTH9270.11 / $199 (Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Gorman Ruggiero
Sat., 12–1 p.m.
Sept. 28–Dec. 14 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 12 & Nov. 30)
Social Sciences Building, Room 1002

*CLOSED* small star iconNEW! Essentials of Communication II (grades 5–8)
Preteens are engaged in theatre games and other tasks specifically modified to help navigate relationships during a critical stage of identity development. Fun and exciting experiences will help them improve emotional and physical communication skills that increase self-monitoring and self-control. The employment of conversational and critical thinking skills is taught through healthy interactions with peers.
YTH9271.10 / $275
YTH9271.11 / $250 (Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registration discount)
Instructor: Gorman Ruggiero
Sat., 1:30–2:45 p.m.
Sept. 28–Dec. 14 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 12 & Nov. 30)
Social Sciences Building, Room 1002

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About the Instructor

Gorman John Ruggiero has developed communication skills programs for more than 35 years in public and private schools, mental health agencies, colleges, social service agencies, and private organizations. These venues include, among others, the Philadelphia Mental Health Center; Delaware Valley Children’s Center; Resources for Human Development, Philadelphia, at Kensington Academy; the Baldwin School; the Purchase College internship program with King Street and Edison Elementary Schools; West, South, and North Philadelphia Community Centers; Bucks County Community College; Choctaw Ridge Academy, Doylestown, Penn.; and the Doylestown Conservatory of Music. He is the founder and developer of World Theatre of Children, Communication Skills Process LLC, and G. J Ruggiero Productions.

Updated Sept. 20, 2013

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