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Benefits Of Improv To The Editor: Re "Inmate Improv," By Anna Clark (Op-Ed, Dec. 31): It Was Not Surprising To Me That An Improvisational Theater Workshop Would Help A Prison Inmate Adjust To Life After His Release. Pretend Play Has Been Shown To Improve The Executive-function Skills In Preschool And School-age Children. These Skills Include The Ability To Control Emotions And Behavior, Resist Impulses, And Exercise Self-control And Discipline. As Poor Executive-function Skills Are Associated With High Dropout Rates, Drug Use And Crime, It Would Behoove All Adults Involved In Child-rearing To Encourage Role-playing Or "improv." STEVEN ROSENBERG Fairfield, Conn., Dec. 31, 2014 The Writer Is Director Of The Elementary Reading Program At The University Of Bridgeport School Of Education.
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