Using sensory stories to enhance development with guest presenter Joanna Grace


Using sensory stories to enhance development with guest presenter Joanna Grace


This is the twentyfirst in a series of Earlyarts Training Webinars based on arts and creativity in the early years.

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Watch our highly engaging training video, 'Ask the Expert', where we will be joined by our Guest Expert Joanna Grace, Founder of The Sensory Project, International Consultant, Trainer and Author.

"Seeking to contribute to a world where everyone is understood in spite of difference"

In this training video you will gain an insight into:

  • Why sensory stimulation is vital for everyone.
  • What makes great sensory stimuli.
  • What is a sensory story and the benefits of sharing sensory experience through a story.
  • How sensory stimulation supports people with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

This training event is hosted by Earlyarts Director, Ruth Churchill Dower, and is suitable for:

  • early years and KS1 teachers
  • early years practitioners and professionals
  • nursery nurses and managers
  • childcarers
  • local authority officers
  • home educators
  • parents and carers

"Thank you - very interesting and inspiring", Olivia McLennan, March 2015 webinar with Matt Andasun and Martha Toogood

Which lovely Presenters will I meet?

Joanna Grace - Founder of The Sensory Project, International Consultant,Trainer and Author, Joanna is a highly qualified and experienced special educational needs and disabilities consultant. She seeks to contribute to a world where everyone is understood and appreciated for who they are in spite of differences. Joanna founded The Sensory Project in 2013. The Sensory Project recognises that sensory stimuli do not need to be expensive and that everyone has a right to be included in a rich range of narratives. Well facilitated sensory stories enable individuals with profound disabilities to engage in narrative, develop communication skills and learn. Sensory stories also hold particular benefits for individuals with learning disabilities, autism, Sensory processing disorder, dementia, and for children in the early years, for more information please view the document below. The Project's library of stories is always growing and can be viewed here.

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Ruth Churchill Dower - As Director of Earlyarts, the award winning training network in the cultural and education sectors, Ruth established Earlyarts in 2002 and scaled it up to have a national footprint in 2009. Ruth is in charge of keeping the vision for Earlyarts high on everyone’s agenda, advocating for what’s important with our youngest children, running the consultancy and export side of the company, supporting the team and generally making sure the business as a social enterprise is sustainable.

Ruth can often be found roaming the hills and valleys to indulge in her passion for paragliding, and spends her weekends puddle-splashing, den-building or tree-climbing with her two children.