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 5: Social Skills
Many schools now have social skills groups or nurture groups to help more vulnerable children to learn the survival skills to cope in the classroom, and for working and playing in groups. But children with autism and related conditions are lacking in empathy, so they have to be taught, literally, how to recognise another child's feelings, and what words to say, or not to say, at the appropriate times.
A story can help to teach useful words and routines. Just telling the child each time something goes wrong, does not seem to have same effect. It is also helpful to teach the children around him/her, including siblings, about the difficulty he has so they can be shown how to model the desired behaviour. ...