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Loreto Bray Students Create Sensory Books to Bring Stories to Life

Darragh with his new sensory story

A big thank you to last year's transition year students in Loreto Bray and their English and History teacher Emma Clair Clarke who created nine sensory books for children using Enable Ireland’s services in Bray. Sensory stories use a combination of text, pictures and other complementary sensory experiences (touch, sound) to bring a story to life. They are invaluable to children who are unable to access literacy in ways that other children might, for example due to physical, cognitive, communication and visual impairments.

Alana and Darragh were two of the children who received sensory books and as you can see they were absolutely delighted!

Alanna with her new sensory story

Enable Ireland Speech & Language Therapy Ciara Dunne met with the Loreto students and explained how many of the children we support need to use a multi-sensory approach to access literacy due to their language learning needs. The students eagerly put together various books based on the individual profiles of children that were shared with them. The project is an ongoing collaboration with the school and this year's students will create more books for interested children and families.