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.

Home Routines
Home routines

Many of the children I have worked with are Jekyll and Hyde characters, one person at school and another at home. Some have a tyrannical hold over their parents and siblings, especially over sleep routines and meal times. But teachers often say they are well behaved at school, which frustrates the parents even more.

The reason for this is the fact that most teachers have a well rehearsed routine and structure to the day, with little room for variation, whereas most families do not. They have been worn down by the child's assertive behaviour since infancy, and have tended to give in too soon, or go for the easy option, which is to let him have his way so as to get some ...

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