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 7: School Routines
One boy that I visited liked to know when I was coming. If I was five minutes late he would tell me off. If I turned up unexpectedly he might throw a shoe at me! He liked to be in control so that he knew what to expect. For me just to turn up like that meant he was not in control.
Anxiety and routine go together. Most schools have well worn routines. But a good school will also have welcome changes to routine. And a good teacher and parent like to be able to do things spontaneously now and then. But this stresses some children, who can't cope when things suddenly appear different to normal.
A visual timetable helps to keep the lid ...