University of Edinburgh

Sensory Stories and Wellbeing for children and young people with visual impairment and complex needs

Date: Monday, 5th November 2018
Venue: Scottish Sensory Centre, Edinburgh
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Fee: £110

NOTE - closing date for course is 15th October 2018


Sensory stories combine concise text with rich and relevant sensory experiences to unlock the power of narrative for people whose primary experience of the world is sensory.

This day will explore the wonders of the sensory world looking at how sensory stimulation supports cognition, memory, engagement, communication, mental wellbeing and more for everyone. The day reveals the power of narrative and how this can be used in an ambitious way to better include people in society and in life.

Best of all, sensory stories are a lot of fun and can be inexpensively made from everyday items. You will leave ready to take those you care about on fantastic sensory adventures.

Target Audience

QTVIs, teachers (mainstream and specialist), educational psychologists, support staff, parents/carers.


Joanna Grace, International Sensory Engagement Specialist, Author, Trainer, TEDx speaker, Founder of The Sensory Projects