Story Links


For children with dyslexia, creative writing can pose specific, and at times intractable, difficulties. This can lead them to developing a dislike of writing and block their development and enjoyment in the classroom. Therapeutic Storywriting offers a path through this difficulty.

Spotlight on Dyslexia and Therapeutic Storywriting: Helping children with dyslexia ...


There are a few places left on the Story Links Parent Partnership course and the Therapeutic Storywriting Groups training.  Both interventions have an extensive evidence-base that shows they support both emotional wellbeing and academic literacy. Read our latest blog focuses on Story Links and gives a good overview of the intervention. You […]

CTSW update: September 2021


For children who are struggling to make sense of the emotional anxieties they are experiencing, life can be incredibly confusing and bewildering. In order to help, we often need an approach that will support emotional and social wellbeing as well as developing the relationship between home and school, and between […]

Story Links: How working with parents is key to effectiveness



The SENDcast podcast has long been a favourite source of up-to-the-minute thought leadership in the SEND field. Dr Trisha was delighted to be recently interviewed by host Dale Pickles about the origins of Therapeutic Storywriting and its benefits to pupils who are distracted by their inner emotional landscape. Listen now: […]

Therapeutic Storywriting on SENDcast


Thinking of interventions for next term to support pupils’ emotional wellbeing while also developing literacy skills? Research shows that our Therapeutic Storywriting Groups and Story Links (parent partnership) interventions meet both these targets. Please find details of our upcoming courses below. We are also now active  on LinkedIn where we’ll be promoting concepts, […]

CTSW update July 2021




The contribution that an understanding of attachment theory can make to schools and learning outcomes is considerable.  There are links between attachment, behaviour and learning. Behind every child who misbehaves and underperforms in school there is a story, and the story is acted out in the classroom. While it is […]

Attachment Behaviour and Learning