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ERIC Number: EJ1076602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
Learn and Apply: Using Multi-Sensory Storytelling to Gather Knowledge about Preferences and Abilities of Children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities--Three Case Studies
Ten Brug, Annet; Van der Putten, Annette A. J.; Vlaskamp, Carla
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v17 n4 p339-360 Dec 2013
Knowledge about the preferences and abilities of children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMDs) is crucial for providing appropriate activities. Multi-sensory storytelling (MSST) can be an ideal activity for gathering such knowledge about children with PIMDs. The aim of this study was to analyse whether using MSST did lead to changes in teachers' knowledge about preferences and abilities and whether this knowledge was then applied in practice. Three dyads of children with PIMDs and their teachers read an MSST book 20 times during a 10-week period. A questionnaire designed to identify the teachers' current knowledge was filled in before the 1st and again after the 10th and 20th reading sessions. Also, the teachers were asked for their opinion about their newly gathered knowledge. In all three cases, changes in the teachers' knowledge were observed. However, teachers are insufficiently aware of their new knowledge and do not apply it in practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands