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Teachers and language professionals around the world are using Story Champs to help their students develop storytelling skills. See what they have to say about their experience. See what these teachers have to say about how excited their students are about Story Champs!
“I think Story Champs is revolutionary! It focuses on the more important aspect of reading, which is comprehension. With the actions and constant student involvement, it is fun and successful. Having the vocabulary and transition word focus incorporated into the program brings it to the next level and paves the way for carry over when students are reading / listening on their own. I really think there’s a bunch of ways to grow through Story Champs.”
“It was amazing to see the growth in all the students with intellectual disabilities and they really enjoyed the therapy, especially the opportunity to tell their own stories! I definitely noticed an increase in their attention to the problem in each story rather than just pulling out insignificant details from the stories.”
“I wish you could see the impact Story Champs is making in the lives of children with autism. We have children with significant impacts of autism who are telling stories for the first time in their lives! “
“In my opinion, Story Champs is one of the greatest therapy tools to come along in a very long time. I appreciate how easy it is to use. Preparation is a snap because to implement Story Champs all I have to do is quickly pick out a story and the accompanying pictures. Children love the pictures and using the icons and games. Children relate to the stories because they are all about experiences they have had themselves. The repetition and simplicity of Story Champs is great for children and for teachers.”
“My students have enjoyed Story Champs, but my students’ parents have absolutely loved the results. Every aspect of language is addressed by this program! Teachers have reported that children are more confident in classroom discussions. Story Champs is the spark that can ignite the language flame in the most reserved and reticent child!
“I am retiring this week, but before I do, I wanted to let you know I was leaving a legacy of sorts at my elementary school. Actually you are the one who is leaving the legacy through me! I have trained (with the help of you-tube and your handouts) quite a few Special Ed teachers as well as title one teachers and aides, in the Story Champs program and in using the NLM. They are all really excited with it and many of them say they are using it to progress monitor or to teach story grammar. The icons are really a big hit, and I personally feel they are the best I have used. Everyone likes the rubric, which is simple to use, with practice.”
“We are very excited about the data from 2nd grade and will be implementing fully in K-2 next year! This is HUGE for us – we needed to feel some success and this proved that if we intervene at the right level and with intensity our kids can close the gap. Thank you for the years of work you have put into Story Champs – appreciate each and every moment of your lives that has led up to this positive impact on our student’s learning!”