Families impacted both by autism and developmental disabilities live in communities of all sizes. Providing programming for this demographic is an impactful way for the library to be an inclusive and supportive resource for families. Sensory Storytime is a targeted approach that adapts storytime with theories and practices from many fields to create an experience that is fun for all kids and appropriate for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:
• Select program appropriate titles and activities for Sensory Storytimes
• Present and adapt programs for multiple ages/audiences as well as programming area/library sizes
• Create and deliver programs that allow children to continue learning and skill building beyond storytime
• Enhance storytime inclusion
Learn the ins and outs of presenting a sensory storytime from an experienced librarian who also happens to parent a developmental disabled child. We’ll cover the librarian tips and tricks as well as things you can do to enhance inclusion and make this segment of your patron population feel welcome
Jill Burket Ragase has eagerly shared her passion for collection development and Youth Services as an Independent Library Consultant for four years. She is the former Juvenile Collection Development Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, an SLJ 5 star library and winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.