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.

Why Do They Wind Me Up?
Why do they wind me up?

I know what those things are that make me angry (List ………………………………

I know what it leads to.

The people who do those things to me also know, and that is why they do them.

This is called a cycle of events.

It always goes round in the same way each time.

I have to break the cycle so it won't run any more.

If I know what things make me angry, I can say to myself – “Its one of those things that make me angry”.

I am not going to do the usual thing.

I will do things differently this time.

I will show a different face.

When my tormentors see me with a different reaction, they will be surprised.

They will lose ...

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