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 8: School Work
For some children school work has little meaning and unless they are doing something they like will make little effort. Others get so involved that they don't want to stop when the teacher calls time. And some can't understand why they also have to do school work at home.
Accepting help is often problematic, and making mistakes even worse. Some get very dependent on certain helpers, and others can't stand them! One boy would hardly do any work at all, but whenever I visited his school there would be a sudden surge of effort, which the staff found irritating. He knew that he would get the hard word from me, but he had learnt to ignore, and manipulate the school staff.
Reward systems and ...