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.

I Can Choose Different Meals
I can choose different meals

When it is lunch-time at school we go into the hall and stand in a queue.

We get a tray and a plate, and then move forward in the queue, until we reach the food.

There is always a choice of different meals.

I have to choose which one to eat.

I can eat something different every day.

I do not have to eat the same thing each time.

When I have chosen I can say to the cook, ‘That one please.’

Then I get a knife, fork and spoon, and go to a table and sit down with some friends. We chat while we eat our dinner.

When we have finished we take our tray, plate and cutlery and put them on the ...

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