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.
Story 18: Why We Have Traffic Lights
When I go out in the car with mum and dad I like it to go fast and keep moving.
Sometimes we have to stop at traffic lights and I get mad.
There are hundreds of roads and lots of them cross over each other.
Some drivers go one way and some go another.
If there were no traffic lights lots of cars might bump into each other.
Lots of people might get hurt.
The traffic lights make people take turns to cross over, so they don't get hurt. Traffic lights make it safe for me and mum and dad.
I will try not to get cross when we stop at red lights.
Then mum and dad will be pleased.
We will all be safe ...