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SP211-22 What’s the Story – Oral and Written Narratives

As the proverb goes:

“those who tell the stories rule the world”

Storytelling and narratives are a foundation for literacy and academics. At a deeper level, it is how we share stories and build connection. From weekend news to writing a novel, stories of all depths and lengths make up our stories. However, for some pupils telling you what just happened on the yard is a trial, and re-telling a storybook is immensely difficult. 

Delivered by a Speech and Language Therapist, this webinar will introduce you to the foundation skills of narrative development. You will leave the webinar with strategies you can introduce straight away, without funding or purchasing ‘kit’. 

  • What are the skills required for narrative and storytelling skills?
  • The link to ‘oral language’ curriculum
  • How to teach basic story telling skills
  • How to support narrative development for pre-literate pupils
  • Supporting structure in story generation for older pupils

The webinar is suitable for SNAs, class teachers, learning support teachers who work with primary school (Junior Infants up to 6th Class). 


Presenter Bio: Alanna O' Connor

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Alanna O’Connor is a Kerry-based Speech and Language Therapist, who trained in the UK. In her time in Manchester, she worked based in a school and college, working alongside teachers to support students to meet their educational potential. Since returning to Ireland, she has worked with children and young people in clinic, home, and school environments. Last year, she delivered online training to over 1’000 education staff. 

Alanna has worked with children and young people with autism spectrum disorder throughout her career. She has experience of diagnosing autism and providing intervention in home, clinics, and schools. Alanna works hard to take on board the opinions and feedback of autistic people, as well as providing neurodiversity-affirming support. 

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Zoom link - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CXAiBTzzQAa6k7gxijrtng

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 26-01-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 26-01-2022 8:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
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