This book improves the understanding and telling of stories in secondary school students and young adults. 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.
The Narrative Intervention Programme:
focuses on enhancing the understanding and expression of stories in students aged from 8 to 18 with language and communication difficulties
aims to create an awareness of how storytelling can be used to enhance learning in school and social interactions in school and home environments
enhances the joy and enjoyment in telling stories
identifies different types of narratives and provide examples for each type
encourages effective listening and attention skills
examines different means of making story production more interesting through vocal variety, body language and print
encourages the use of the story planner in planning and structuring essays in the classroom and for homework.
About the Author
Dr Victoria Joffe is a specialist speech and language therapist and senior lecturer in developmental speech, language and communication impairments in the Department of Language and Communication Science at City University, London. She is also programme director of an innovative MSc degree in Joint Professional Practice: Language and Communication, run in conjunction with the Institute of Education.