Preparation stage

writing showed the children very vividly first, that you could use language to say true things, important things; second, that what you wrote could affect other people, could move them, could make them think – it affected me (Philip Pullman Isis lecture, 2003)

There are a number of things that need to be considered before starting the  storywriting group sessions with pupils. This preparation stage is an important part of the therapeutic teaching process.

 Identifying the pupils

 Liaison with professionals and parents

 The room and timetabling

 Initial meeting with pupils

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Therapeutic Story Writing book coverTherapeutic Storywriting – A Practical Guide to Developing Emotional Literacy.

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