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 22: I Need to Get Fitter
Every week we do PE or games.
Every day we run around the playground.
This makes us fit and healthy.
When I do this I get tired and out of breath.
I have to stop for a rest.
This is because I have too much fat on my body.
If I eat too many things that are not good for me it makes my body fatter.
Then I can't keep up with the other children.
If I eat more things that are good for me I get thinner and fitter.
If I get thinner and fitter I can keep up with the other children.
I will not get out of breath.
I will try to eat food that makes me fit.
I will try not to eat food ...