Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for individuals with special educational needs and disabilities.

Providing a highly accessible combination of theory and practice, the contributors to this book define their own approaches to inclusive storytelling, describing the principles and theory that underpin their practice, whilst never losing sight of the joy at the heart of their work. Topics include therapeutic storytelling; language and communication; interactive and multi-sensory storytelling; and technology. Each chapter includes top tips, and signposts further training for practitioners who want to start using stories in their own work, making this book a crucial and comprehensive guide to storytelling practice with diverse learners.

This new edition:

· has been fully updated to reflect the way in which this field of storytelling has grown and developed

· uses a broad range of chapters, structured in a way that guides the reader through the conceptualisation of a storytelling approach towards its practical application

· includes an additional chapter, sharing the lived experiences of storytellers who identify as having a disability.

Full of inspiring ideas to be used with people of all ages and with a range of needs, this book will be an invaluable tool for education professionals, as well as therapists, youth workers, counsellors and theatre practitioners working in special education.

Forward  Notes on Contributors  Introduction  Therapeutic Storytelling with Children in Need  Feelings are Funny Things: Using Storytelling with Children Looked After and their Carers  Healing Stories with Children at Risk: The Storybuilding™ Approach  What Can Teachers Learn from the Stories Children Tell?  Lis'n Tell: Live Inclusive Storytelling: Therapeutic Education Motivating Children and Adults to Listen and Tell  Interactive Storytelling  Speaking and Listening through Narrative  Using Narratives to Enhance the Language, Communication and Social Participation of Children and Young People with Speech, Language, and Communication Needs  Creative Use of Digital Storytelling  Storytelling in Sign Language for Deaf Children  Literature and Legends: Working with Diverse Abilities  Storytelling with All Our Senses: Mehr-Sinn® Geschichten  Multisensory Stories in Story Packs  Storytelling with Nurturing Touch: The Story Massage Programme  Rich Inclusion through Sensory Stories: Stories from Science  Describing and Evaluating the Storytelling Experience: A Conceptual Framework  Sensitive Stories: Tackling Challenges for People with Profound Intellectual Disabilities Through Multi-Sensory Storytelling  Social Stories™  Storysharing® Personal Narratives for Identity and Community  Personal Storytelling with Deaf Blind Individuals  Personal Storytelling for Children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication  Self-created Film & AAC Technology for Daily Storytelling  Learning to Tell: Teaching Skills for Community Storytelling  The Autistic Storyteller: Sharing the Experience of Otherness  Tales from the Heart: Testimony from Storytellers with Learning Disabilities  Appendix: Storytelling Organisations for Resources and Information  Index