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 19: I Like Collecting Money!
I like collecting money.
I keep it in a special tray.
It makes me feel good to get it all out, count it, and line it up.
How do I get money?
- I do special jobs for my parents, and they pay me.
- If I find money lying around I pick it up.
- Sometimes I look in the pockets of people's clothes.
This makes them upset.
They think I am stealing.
Stealing is dishonest.
The money belongs to them and not to me.
If I take money from people’ pockets and other places
I will be in trouble.
I could be in trouble with the police, because stealing is against the law.
I will try to stop taking money that is not mine.
I will only use money that I ...