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Multi-sensory storytelling sessions

Our project aims to get children with severe learning disabilities out of special schools and into local libraries. We do this by hosting multi-sensory storytelling sessions and training librarians in multi-sensory storytelling technique. We aim to create a legacy of inclusion.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

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For a mainstream child, learning happens in many ways and settings: in class, at home, with friends – throughout their community. But for those with the most profound intellectual difficulties, learning itself is a huge challenge – only possible where experience, skills and resources enable it. Our multi-sensory storytelling sessions offer those children with learning disabilities who are currently in danger of social exclusion the opportunity to participate in a mainstream activity.


Through inclusion of children with learning disabilities in a mainstream activity. As well as hosting multi-sensory storytelling sessions in libraries across the UK, as part of this project, we will train librarians in multi-sensory storytelling technique. The aim of this is to ensure that libraries continue to liaise with special needs schools and continue to host storytelling sessions, enabling children with learning disabilities to regularly participate in this mainstream activity.