Are you teaching or supporting students with special educational needs (SEN) who are struggling with social rules and conventions? This book introduces you to the concept of social stories which are a positive and practical way to help children with these difficulties.
The new edition of this book has over 90 examples of social stories, including over 30 new stories and also contains a new section on: Why social stories are important; How to use them in your setting; How to write your own social stories
Suitable for use with children of any age, the book includes examples for those children with language delays, communication difficulties, difficult behavior, antisocial behavior, as well as those with autism.
Broken down into eight sections it is easy to find an example suitable for the situation you are facing so you can work together with the child to create their personal story.
A great book for any setting, the stories are practical and achievable, the language is down to earth and believable, and the subjects include those that we are often embarrassed to deal with. A must-have for the SEN practitioner.
Section 1: Me and My Body
Of all the matters parents and teachers have to deal with, this is the area that crops up most often. Some children cling on to habits from their infancy right into teenage years. Some children's bodies are not coordinated with their brain well enough in order to take preventive action. Some do things just because they like the sensation. And most are not aware of the effect of their behaviour on other people.
One message comes across very clearly – school and public toilets are a scary place for many children!
It is easiest to let the body do what it wants. The trick is to get the brain to take control of the body instead of the other way ...