This is a fully resourced, step-by-step rhyming multisensory story ‘The Dentist’.
The story is based around a visit to the dentist and aims to help individuals overcome barriers to dental hygiene, building their confidence through exploring new and unfamiliar dental related sensory experiences.
Repeating the story in a safe and comfortable setting, can help the listener to become gradually desensitized, helping them with their dental hygiene and can to prepare them for a visit to the dentist.
It is aimed at SEN, ASD, Complex Needs, SPD, PMLD and Learning Needs individuals aged 3-19 and is also suitable for elementary children.
Sensory stories immerse the listener by telling a story using words and sensory stimuli (story props). The props are all low budget items that can be found around the home and classroom and will motivate and engage learners helping them to access literacy that is meaningful to them and in a fun way.
Listening to rhyme and rhythm supports memory and aids learning playing a crucial role in language development, the learning of concepts, communication and early literacy skills such as listening and attention skills, anticipation, turn-taking and making choices.
The stories are adapted to meet a range of abilities and needs from curious pre-school children to teenagers with complex needs. They can be used in mainstream and SEN schools as the combination of sensory stimuli, rhyme and the repetitive structure of the stories forms an excellent base on which to scaffold learning. The stories can also be used in care home settings as a tool to inform on care needs.
This resource is in eBook format. It includes:
‘How to Tell a Multisensory Story’ Guide
‘Storytelling in SEN Settings’ Guide
‘The Dentist’ Fully resourced, step-by-step rhyming multisensory story
Dental sensory themed extension activities
Strategies to help learners experiencing barriers to their dental hygiene
For more ideas and inspiration visit the website: www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com