Story Extensions are companion activities to our Stories for Older Adults. These three-part card sets are designed to highlight a different visual perspective on the story, adding new points of interest to engage the reader and extend the conversation.
Three-part card extensions can also be used independently as part of a reading therapy “toolkit” for memory care communities.
As dementia expert, Jennifer Brush, M.A., CCC/SLP, explains . . . “care partners, volunteers or family members reading with a person with dementia can expand the idea of ‘reading’ to include just talking about an (illustration) . . . .” Reading for the person with dementia can begin with the word labels, and continue with conversations sparked by the illustrations and words. Reading then becomes, not a source of frustration, but an engaging one-on-one interaction essential to the well-being of the person with dementia.
Our three-part card sets feature large print and bold, full-color illustrations against a white background. They are printed on 80# card stock and laminated with 5mil non-glare film for easy viewing and handling.