Specifically designed for older children and young adults, this practical language programme was created by a specialist speech & language therapist with input from secondary school teachers and students. It focuses on enhancing the understanding and expression of stories in students aged from 8 to 18 with language and communication difficulties, and aims to:
Create an awareness of how storytelling can be used to enhance learning in school and social interactions in school and home environments.
Enhance the joy and enjoyment in telling stories.
Identify different types of narratives and provide examples for each type.
Encourage effective listening and attention skills.
Examine different means of making story production more interesting through vocal variety, body language and print.
Encourage the use of the story planner in planning and structuring essays in the classroom and for homework.
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