In February 2022, the Dales Special School commissioned Positive Eye to present the Winter Wonderland Story Time Show to two classes of children. An assessment scrutiny was completed to demonstrate the impact of the Story Time Show on progress in learning behaviours /engagement supported through this literacy intervention. The school use the DfE Engagement Model to assess progress for pupils following a pre-formal /semi-formal curriculum pathway. 10 pupils were observed over two sessions.
The Assessment Scrutiny concluded, "The Story Time Show has a positive impact on supporting and increasing engagement levels for pupils with complex learning needs accessing a pre-formal curriculum."
Read the full report here: https://positiveeye.co.uk/general-news/assessment-scrutiny-focus-on-the-story-time-show/
EXCITING NEWS! From August the Family Connect Center, American Printing House for the Blind will be hosting the Story Time Show. The show is free and any child/family, anywhere will be able to register to take part in this well loved event that has already enriched the lives of so many children and families. The show is suitable for all ages, all abilities and all needs. When I have the link to register, I will share it here.
This is an INCREDIBLY EXCITING development. The show will have global reach. If anyone would like any more information about the difference this literacy intervention is making to the lives of children with complex learning needs (including those with PMLD, VI, CVI, tactile learners) please do get in touch, I have much to share about this beyond the evidence shared here.