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 34: Who's That Sitting in My Chair?
Every day we do our work.
Usually I sit in the same place next to ………………….
But sometimes Mr …………. likes us to sit in another place for different work.
When that happens we all move to another table or another room.
Then someone else might sit in my usual place.
This makes me feel ……………………
I like things to stay the same.
But Mr …………………. likes us to get used to doing things differently.
The chairs in our room belong to the school, and not to the children. Anyone can sit in any seat.
There isn't a chair which belongs to me.
I will try not to get upset when someone moves into that place.
I will let people sit wherever they like.