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Let me tell you! Assess and develop narrative skills for children 2-8 years


March 5, 2019

Time10.00 to 16.00
Duration1 day
VenueThe Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
TicketsStandard Ticket : £90.00

Writing floats on a sea of talk (Britton, 1970)

Children like stories, we all like stories. It’s how we construct and make sense of events in our lives and how we like to be entertained through books and films. Telling a coherent story requires complex language skills and the ability to perspective take. Development of these skills begins in the first years of life - well before a child is expected to write a story on paper.

Based on research, we’ll look at the foundation skills that underpin narrative and different ways to look at story structure. Using video examples, we’ll assess narratives in children using a published measure (the narrative language measure) and identify appropriate goals. We’ll also spend time planning and practising practical activities that support narrative language development.

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