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 Like to Sit Close
I like to sit close

This is me in my own space.

This is ………………‥ in her space.

This is my mum in her space.

This is my dad in his space.

Sometimes we are very close and have a cuddle.

Our spaces get mixed up.

This is OK because we love each other.

When we are in school, our spaces must not get mixed up. It makes ………………‥ unhappy when I get close and touch her.

When we are in school I will stay in my own space.

………………. will stay in her space.

I will try not to get mixed up with her space.

Then we will both be happy.

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