Slinfold CE Primary School and Pre-School

Caring for each other, learning from each other, achieving with each other…guided by God

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy is an intervention designed to improve understanding of language, expressive language and attention and listening skills. The children will be taught the concepts of ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘what happened next’ and ‘the end’. Children will carry out activities such retelling events, reading comprehensions, story planning and telling stories in verbal and written forms.

Intended Outcomes:

  • To work as part of a group taking turns and sharing.
  • To sustain attentive listening
  • To use the language of ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘what happened next’ and ‘the end’.
  • To retell events and stories from memory
  • To developed improved comprehension when reading.


What can you do to help at home?

 · Ensure your child give you good eye-contact when talking (unless this is not possible for them.)

· Model the concepts of who’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘what happened next’ and ‘the end’ when you are talking about familiar events e.g. recounting your day or stories you may have read.

· Turn off background noise in the home (e.g. television, radio, music) when engaging with the child to reduce/minimise distractions.

· Read stories every day, discuss what happened, make predictions.

· Make up your own stories, make story books etc