• An article in the Globe and Mail, April 28, 2016 discussed studies with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). While subjects were listening to hours and hours of stories, researchers were recording their blood oxygen level activity in the brain.

Speech and Learning Through Stories

The results showed that listening to stories consistently triggered activity in many areas of the brain at the same time. This inter-connected brain activity was related to more effective processing.

How does this affect speech and language and learning? If we want students to remember and understand information, ideas and concepts, we should turn the message into a narrative. Tell stories to engage your children and to make facts meaningful to them.

If your child/student has difficulty understanding, telling or re-telling stories, let Sharon help.