Do you remember many of your lessons at school? If you do, they’re likely to be memorable due to a multisensory element such as a Bunsen burner. When you have a sensory experience the different processes in our brains are activated and you are then more involved and invested in learning.
Joanna Grace is a sensory engagement and inclusion specialist, doctoral researcher, author, trainer, TEDx speaker and Founder of The Sensory Projects. Joanna joins Dale on today’s episode to discuss ‘Sensory Stories’, an amazing resource that can be used to engage learners of all abilities.
“Sensory stories have long been a hidden gem within special schools and it’s time they got out into the open, they’re such a simple tool, but used with a little insight and creativity they can be super inclusive and engaging.”
Listen to find out what sensory stories are, what they consist of and how they can make a difference in your classroom.
A message from Joanna
Aside from the obvious, my son’s book My Mummy is Autistic, I have a FREE training series on YouTube aimed at mainstream SENCOs (but it has been accessed far more widely than that) that explores issues that crop up in schools around autistic students.
My facebook is a resource for insight into neurodivergence, with the photo albums acting as resource banks: people are welcome to connect with me. My LinkedIn profile also has many free to access articles that I have written on the topic of neurodiversity.
About Joanna Grace
Joanna Grace is a sensory engagement and inclusion specialist, doctoral researcher, author, trainer, TEDx speaker and Founder of The Sensory Projects.
Joanna has worked with people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent conditions aged from 0-100 (well 1 day old – 87 years old to be precise) in a range of settings and contexts.
Through all she does, Joanna is seeking to contribute to a future where people are understood in spite of their differences.
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