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Book review of Nicola Grove's `Using Storytelling to Support Children with Special needs'
The book "Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs: Transforming Lives Through Telling Tales" provides insights into the therapeutic and educational value of storytelling. The practical approaches and case studies described in the book can be useful both for teachers and cognitive therapists.

Contributed to and edited by Nicola Grove, the book shows how with some practice, storytelling can open new horizons for teachers, psychologists, therapists, counselors as well as young learners with or without special educational needs.

The paperback edition of the book of 152 pages, provides both theory and practical guidelines  for becoming a good storyteller and can work as useful handbook for teachers working with diverse range of students across the complete ability spectrum.

Published by Routledge, the book discusses therapeutic and educational approaches to storytelling. The techniques of storytelling by some of leading practitioners are able to guide the readers to develop an effective approach to storytelling.

Various contributors to the book describe their own approaches to storytelling and demonstrate how they work with different types of story for range children with different needs, age groups and abilities.

The book discusses the topics such as Therapeutic storytelling with children in need; The Story Building approach; Live Inclusive Storytelling; Interactive Storytelling; Speaking and Listening through Narrative; multisensory storytelling; Social Stories; Teaching the skills of community storytelling, and many more.

The book can be extremely useful language teachers and educators. Teacher development institutions both for normal children and differentially-abled children can benefit from the book. Also, therapists and applied psychologists can make use of the book to self-learn the skills of effective storytelling.

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