If you haven’t experienced walking through the woods, then how are you supposed to write a descriptive story about it? We have these experiences to draw upon as adults, but children don’t. How can we give these experiences to children in school?
Joining Dale again is the wonderful Dr Susie Nyman, who will guide us through the fascinating realm of multi-sensory stories. Susie emphasises the importance of incorporating visual elements, deep knowledge, and understanding to truly grasp the essence of a story. As always, Susie brings her trademark enthusiasm and an array of props to the studio, igniting children’s imagination and helping them read and comprehend stories in an exciting way.
You’re in for a treat with this episode as Susie treats us to a delightful poem reading and demonstrates how to create a multi-sensory story first-hand. She takes us through techniques using balloons, playdoh, puppets, and even explores the possibilities offered by assistive technology such as reading pens. Susie’s insightful tips and insights will empower you to create immersive and engaging multi-sensory stories in your own setting.
About Dr Susie Nyman
Dr Susie Nyman is passionate about discovering how children learn and supporting them in ways which enable them to succeed. She was appointed as a Biology teacher at The Sixth Form College Farnborough in 1995, and subsequently as Curriculum Manager for Health and Social Care where she has worked ever since.
Susie strives to raise students’ achievements and support them in ways which enables them to succeed. She works with her students deploying a range of innovative and Multi-sensory teaching techniques to assist their learning including her ‘Equality and Diversity Tree’ and famous puppets!
Additionally, she has provided training to PGCE students at Kingston University, and in a number of local schools and colleges on teaching strategies. Since February 2017, Susie has presented seminars on ‘Multi-sensory Techniques’ at The Learning Differences Conventions in Australia, Richmond College, The Helen Arkell Centre, Bell House, The Oratory School, The National Education Show and The Tes SEN Shows in London and Manchester.
Recently, she was filmed ‘in action’ for The British Dyslexia Association as well as Oaka Books, and the footage is available on YouTube. Subsequently, she has written a chapter about ‘Multi-sensory Teaching’ in the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide and ‘The Multi-sensory Teaching Toolkit’ by Oaka Books.
In recognition of over 21 years continued service at The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Susie has been nominated three times by the College for the ‘Tes FE Teacher of the Year Award’. This is an honour of which she is immensely proud.
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