To Improve Speaking Skill of Students with Special Needs by Mentioning The Words Heard using Multisensory Story Telling


This research was conducted to improve speaking skill of students with special needs by mentioning the words heard using the Multisensory Storytelling method. Multisensory Storytelling is an approach uses storytelling while using variety senses of special needs students. There are five main activities in this research : Love Fruits, 'Put Me Right', 'Story Time', 'Wooden Puzzle' and 'Multisensory Storybook'. This research focuses on three objectives namely improving the speech of special needs students through the pronunciation of words uttered, increase the vocabulary and use of variety of senses in helping to improve speaking skill of students with special needs.The participants are two special needs students at one of the primary schools located in Johor, Malaysia. This research is using the design of the action research. The main instruments used are observation and interview. From the observation analysis, teacher found that speaking skills can be improved by increasing the number of words pronounced from none to five out of seven words. Field notes, checklists and video analysis have been used to support this observation findings. Based on the results of the interview, teacher found that the participant's mother also observed the feedback that the speaking skill of the students were improved through the use of the Multisensory Storytelling method as their children can speak up the words in the given situation. The students were able to tell the name of the fruit correctly and the colour of fruit as well. For further research, the researcher proposes this method is widely to help Speech Language Impairment among other categories of learning disabilities.


Speech, special needs students, speaking skill, Multisensory Storytelling


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