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 21: How Much Should I Eat?
Sometimes I get a fixed idea, and I can't stop thinking about it.
My fixed idea is about getting fat, and dying of heart disease or cancer. If I eat too much of the wrong sort of food, then I might die.
I got an idea that olive oil was bad for you.
This is wrong.
It is a vegetable oil and it is good for you.
We can cook in vegetable oil and it will not make us fat.
But if I ate chips every day cooked in vegetable oil or other fats, then I might get fat.
That would not be a healthy diet.
If I get too fat then I might get heart disease later in life.
But eating chips once a ...