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 I Shouldn't Do… Hitting, Nipping, Squeezing and Scratching
Why I shouldn't do… hitting, nipping, squeezing and scratching

Sometimes when we are playing or working things go wrong.

Somebody gets in my way or takes something from me.

This makes me feel angry or scared.

When I am angry or scared I feel like hitting someone.

Sometimes I nip or squeeze or scratch or kick someone.

When I do this, it makes that person very upset or frightened.

Then I get into trouble.

The school rules say that we keep our hands and feet to ourselves.

We do not hit or squeeze or nip or scratch or kick people.

If I get angry I have to calm down.

To calm down I can walk away and sit down somewhere.

When I am calm I can talk to ...

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