Developing the personal narratives of children with complex communication needs associated with intellectual disabilities: what is the potential of Storysharing®?

Bunning, Karen, Gooch, Lynsey and Johnson, Miranda (2017) Developing the personal narratives of children with complex communication needs associated with intellectual disabilities: what is the potential of Storysharing®? Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 30 (4). 743–756. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Background: Sharing personal experience in narrative is challenging for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The aim was to investigate the potential of Storysharing® intervention. Materials and Methods: The study involved eleven pupil-educational supporter dyads at a special school. Storysharing® was implemented over a fifteen-week period. Personal narratives were captured on video pre- and post-intervention. The data were analysed for discourse and narrative. Results: Significant differences revealed a decline in ‘query-answer’ sequences and an increase in supporter use of ‘prompts’. Post-intervention there were fewer story episodes. Narrative structure showed gains in action sequences leading to climax, and in closing elements, indicating a more complete narrative. Conclusions: The Storysharing® intervention appears to be associated with changes to the dyadic, personal narratives illustrating its potential.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication,discourse,intellectual disability,narrative
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 16:01
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 00:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59019
DOI: 10.1111/jar.12268

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