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How can primary school teachers use technology to promote inclusive practice? With so many new technologies being developed and made available to schools, how do we ensure that we select resources that enhance inclusive teaching in the classroom? How do we make sure that new technologies are integrated into every day teaching?

Multisensory Storytelling
Multisensory storytelling
Richard Hirstwood
Introduction

Story-telling is an age-old tradition across human cultures worldwide. The spoken story began it all, retelling significant events, most likely supported with the tales being acted out. This was followed by a drawn version, typified by cave paintings. Sensory stories are therefore nothing new. What is new is the application of the fantastic technologies available to us now.

This chapter, then, will explore how technology is being used to develop narratives and, more especially, make these stories available to an audience whose communication needs are different, whether these differences stem from sensory losses such as vision, hearing or movement, or to those whose cognitive differences mean they require as much support as is available, and to those ...

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