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.

Crossing the Road
Crossing the road

When I go out with mum sometimes we have to cross a busy road.

I like to do it by myself.

But mum likes to hold my hand.

A busy road

She is afraid I might get run over by a car.

I don't like holding mum's hand.

When she does that I get mad.

Sometimes I hit her or bite her.

This is bad behaviour.

This is what we can do to make it better:

  • Mum is in charge. She tells me what to do.
  • She tells me to stand still by her.
  • We look to see if any cars are coming.
  • When she says it is safe to cross, we all walk together.
  • I will not run.
  • We will not hold hands.
  • It will be OK.

Me crossing ...

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