Story Telling

  • Telling a story and listening to a story is one of the most beautiful experiences between two people.
  • In the case of many people with autism, the experience is no less beautiful. However the story telling needs some amount of organisation, appropriate visuals and most importantly experience building in order for it to be comprehended.
  • One of the biggest challenges of communicating with people with autism is to make the communication work both ways. Just as the teacher uses a combination of simple language, visuals and drawing activities to make oneself understood to a person with autism, it is equally important to provide a meaningful way for that person with autism to tell the story back to the teacher.

This is how we did story telling over a period of five days of the week

We have a BEAUTIFUL storytelling session that is beginning tomorrow and will continue for 5 days every morning.

  1. Students are required to keep a file ready with individual slots for putting in the picture of the day.
  2. Students will draw out the story everyday and keep in the file.
  3. When picture one was shown and explained, the corresponding picture one was drawn by the students and so forth.
  4. Every student will then use the file to tell the story back to us.
  5. Its such a great experience to not only tell but make it an experience based activity for our students.
  6. Have fun everyone!

Maintain silence please everyone and let the storytelling be absorbed by our students.

Materials required

1. File
2. Pages of the story/explanation
3. Pages of the story for the students to draw after the explanation with the help of the teacher

Story 1 – Geeta Bakes a Cake!

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