Reports, Research, Writing

We are committed to evaluating and researching the impact of our practice. In July 2014 our research was validated at Standard 2 by Project Oracle. In 2017-2018, teachers reported that 85% of children taking part in Speech Bubbles showed improvements in learning, speaking and listening and 86% showed improvements in emotional behaviour and conduct behaviour.

RESEARCH ON SPEECH BUBBLES

A value for money assessment of Speech Bubbles
Full Report
Pro Bono Economics/ EY 2018

Speech Bubbles- Drama Intervention Effectiveness
Full Report
Executive Summary
Dr Heather Price, Psychosocial Research Group, UEL, 2015-17

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

Year 9 Report
Adam Annand, London Bubble, September 2018.

FURTHER WRITING

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