“After a session, I always feel more connected, alert and alive”
Freda, program participant
SEE HOW WE CHANGE LIVES
HOW DO WE KNOW IT WORKS?
Quite simply, because we see it in action. In workplaces, in local communities, with jobseekers and in aged care – across New South Wales we see how shared reading is making a difference.
Participants and facilitators tell us about how shared reading has changed their lives or given them the tools to change the lives of others.
Along with what our trained facilitators learn every day, our practice is informed by a growing international body of research that details the impact of the shared reading model.
- By Sara Fawcett - “…it made me almost feel free. Like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I found myself talking to people I hadn't talked to before and it wasn't just normal talking. There was a banter and witty jokes shared between us, open discussions about...
- By Mary Houghis - “…I thought that I could not get back into nursing, shared reading has changed that…” Mary has been attending shared reading groups for around 6 months. In that time she has connected with others and found new motivation, purpose and...
- By Christopher Smith - “After the reading group I feel more connected, alert and alive” Freda B Fischer is new to shared reading, but in a few short weeks has experienced its powerful effects. Freda speaks of the experience of hearing beautiful texts read...