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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
About the Authors
> Barbara Klipper
was a youth services librarian for The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut, 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.
For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers, and child advocates.