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.
Course Level & Prerequisites
This webinar is open to library staff of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.
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.
Date(s) & Time(s)
This webinar is 60 minutes long; the information below indicates the start time. Please plan on signing into the virtual classroom 10 - 15 minutes early.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013; 3 pm Eastern, 2 pm Central, 1 Mountain, Noon Pacific
Credits &/or CEUs
College credit nor CEU's are available at this time. An electronic certificate of completion can be sent to participants upon request.
Webinar is limited to 95 students.
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.
How to Register
Registration is now open! Visit the ALA Registration page to register online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in. You can also register by calling ALA Member and Customer Service at 800-545-2433 ext. 5. Webinar space is limited. Archived version can not be purchased until all live sessions have taken place.
If you have questions about the webinar, please contact the webinar instructor Barbara Klipper.
If you have questions about registration, please contact ALA's Member and Customer Service Department by email or by calling 800-545-2433 ext. 5.
All other inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Jenny Najduch, ALSC program officer, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.
Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed to the ALA/MACS department by no later than seven days before the webinar. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $10 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Refunds will be processed two weeks after the webinar. ALSC reserves the right to cancel a webinar for reasons including insufficient numbers of students.