Did you know that West Sussex libraries have a whole array of resources for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities? The range of resources include multi-sensory stories, giant print and braille books, tactile books, as well as books with signing and stories on CD. Larger libraries also offer ‘Playaway’ audiobooks; these MP3 players are pre-loaded with stories for children & young people. They are free to borrow; all you need is a battery and some earphones!
And don’t forget West Sussex Libraries also run ‘Understand Me – The Communication Library’. There are many resources available to support effective communication, including simple flashcards and devices for recording personal messages, as well as specially adapted toys to support young children learning through play. Some of these resources support people who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).
For more information on all these resources, and to see where and when the ‘Multi-Sensory Story Magic’ sessions are being held across the county, just head to the West Sussex Library Service website.