All my storytelling work is with children and adults with special needs. What are your questions/concerns? How old are the students?
One of the nice things about telling in these classrooms is that there is generally more…"
"Hee! It's supposed to be a video -- you're second person today who's told me it's not working. I'll have to look into it.
I agree, Lois, that this has applications for people with cognitive differences across a…"
It would also seem like a good approach with Alzheimer's audiences.
I was surprised as I expected a video, you even said it would be a video, but when I clicked, the picture disappears and I'm just hearing audio. For…"
We use props to help people with developmental disabilties connect to the stories we tell through manipulatives, things to smell, things to feel, etc. Our work is based on the work of a UK organization called Bag Books (www.bagbooks.org) To see how props can work with these special audiences, check out our new video at:http://vimeo.com/36868362 I'd love to hear your thoughts! See More
"Depends what the storyteller is doing - and it depends on what country you're in. In the UK, festival fees tend to be a day rate, rather than a rate per show performed, but the performer would usually be at the festival for more than one day.…"
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"The Greek myth of Baucis and Philemon, found in Ovid's Metamorphoses, while not a romance, ends with an indelible image of the couple getting their wish: to never see the other die, and so they are transformed into trees, standing together…"
"I would suggest in the tradition that the teller tells the story or the couple. From childhood to when they met to the moment that is being witnessed. Ask the bride and groome their story. Then fashion it the way you would a love story. The kiss…"
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The Touching Stories program brings mutli-sensory stories to developmentally disabled children and adults in libraries, schools, and day programs. These stories are specifically developed for these special audiences, and our presentations include trainings on how to tell these tales for the professionals who work with them
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Thanks for the good luck message, which paid off because the gig went down a storm, with plenty of sound effects and suggestions provided by an audience of people who came in thinking they were going to spend the entire evening listening to folk music. I needed a Guinness afterwards though! Hope all is well with you out your way. Ta ra for a bit! Debs x