For some children the wonderful world of books is completely closed off due to an illness or condition that impacts on their ability to read the printed word. This could be a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, a mental health condition like anxiety, a visual impairment, or a physical condition that makes it more difficult to hold a book, such as arthritis.
But there is a way to open up this world for them and break down these barriers – audiobooks! Emily Pye from Listening Books joins Dale in today’s episode ‘Benefits of Audiobooks’ to discuss:
- What is great about audiobooks.
- Why they benefit specific SEND children and in what ways.
- The impact seen from feedback from members and other research.
- How audiobooks can be used in schools.
- How audiobooks can be used at home.
- Where to find audiobooks.
Listen to this episode to discover the diverse benefits of audiobooks. They not only entertain but also educate, while providing a calming oasis for busy minds. Audiobooks ensure that all children can access the curriculum and achieve literacy objectives, regardless of their circumstances.
Every child deserves the opportunity to explore the enriching world of literature, and audiobooks serve as a powerful tool in achieving this goal. Audiobooks can empower children with special needs to engage with stories, develop their reading skills, and foster a love for learning.
About Emily Pye
Emily has been working on growing the membership at charity Listening Books for the past two years. One of the areas she has been concentrating on, is looking at the benefits and impact audiobooks can bring to young people’s lives and how best to engage children both at home and at school.
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