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 28: I Need to Have Time Out
Sometimes I get angry.
When I get angry I will get my cooling off card.
I will show it to my teacher.
Then I will go straight to Reception for my cooling off time.
I must show my card to the staff in Reception office.
I will sit down quietly.
When I have calmed down I will go straight back to my class.
I will put my card on the teacher's desk.
Everything is alright now.
I can continue with my work.