Sensory Storytime: Preschool Programming That Makes Sense for Kids with Autism
Sensory Storytime incorporates theory and practices from Sensory Integration Occupational Therapy into a regular library preschool story hour that is fun for all kids and appropriate for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In this webinar, you’ll be introduced to some of the theory behind Sensory Storytime, some options and issues related to this type of programming, and the specifics of how one public library structures its Sensory Storytime program. The webinar will equip you with the information and resources you need to be able to design or modify your own programs so you can better serve the young children with autism in your community.
- Be informed about the sensory systems and will learn about the different types of Sensory Processing Disorders
- Receive information on how to structure a Sensory Storytime program
- Be introduced to some of the supports that children with autism need to participate successfully in Sensory Storytime
- Gain an understanding of how to define their program goals
- Receive information about resources and materials they can use to develop their own programs
Who Should Attend
Children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries who work with young children.
Barbara Klipper was a youth services librarian for The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT from 1997 - 2012. She has extensive experience in creating and promoting library services for children with disabilities and their families. She has presented on autism at meetings of the Connecticut Library Association, the Rhode Island Library Association and the New England Library Association. In 2009 she received a grant that allowed her to start a Sensory Storytime program at her library and to train librarians around Connecticut in this storytime model. At the ALA Annual meeting in 2011 Barbara headed up a panel presentation on these programs. She has been a member of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award Committee and the ALSC representative to the ALA Accessibility Assembly.
Accessing the Webcast
This webcast is not taking place live; you are purchasing a recording of the session that has already taken place. This webcast can be purchased through the ALA Store:
To take part you must have a computer, high-speed Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher. You can download a copy from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.
If you have questions about the webinar, please contact the webinar instructor Barbara Klipper.
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