Story Nest is a practical tool for children aged 4-9 years old which measures their social communication and interaction skills including their verbal and non-verbal communication. The Story Nest task is centred upon story-telling and problem solving. For children completing the Story Nest, a profile of their communicative behaviours is produced. This profile reports upon a variety of verbal and non-verbal skills, for example, their use of joint attention, peer and task engagement, egocentric behaviour and speech and language factors such as interruptions, monologues, use of questions and repetitive speech. The Story Nest task is delivered by our Story Nest Practitioner and takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, typically two children take part together.
Who is the Story Nest useful for?
Story Nest is useful for anyone working with young children who may be interested in their communicative interaction skills, whether this be typically developing children or those with developmental disabilties, difficutlies or disorders. Its provides a snapshot of their current abilities, therefore it is useful in identifying which areas of social communication and interaction children are particularly good at, and areas that may be improved upon. It may also be used as a pre- and post intervention/therapy assessment to measure change in specified behaviours.
The Story Nest
For more information about the Story Nest, or to arrange for service provision please contact us.