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ELCISS aims to enhance language and communication in secondary school children with primary language and communication impairment through narrative/storytelling and vocabulary enrichment.

ELCISS Narrative Intervention Programme

(Now available from Speechmark)

Research shows that approximately 7 per cent of primary school children are identified with primary or specific speech, language and communication difficulties. A recent estimate shows that at least 10 per cent of adolescents have language and communication difficulties severe enough to restrict their ability to express themselves verbally (Nippold, 2010).

The use of storytelling is becoming a hugely popular and effective method of helping young people who have various speech and language difficulties. Intrinsic to its nature, storytelling encourages speaking, listening and communication skills, and can also improve self-esteem. If a child can stand up in front of their peers and create and tell a story, then they can confidently stand up for an exam, a performance or even an interview.

The Narrative Intervention Programme is a brand new resource that is specifically designed for children and young adults and focuses on enhancing the understanding and expression of stories in students aged from 8 to 18 with language and communication difficulties.

This long-awaited resource has been in production for well over a year and it shows from the amount of information that is packed into all 382 pages. What makes this resource so unique is that it has been written by Dr Victoria Joffe, a specialist speech and language therapist and senior lecturer in developmental speech, language and communication impairments in the Department of Language and Communication Science at City University, London.

To find out more about the Narrative Intervention Programme and to download free sample pages, visit The Narrative Intervention Programme.