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 49: Why Do People Praise Me?
Sometimes when I do good work, a friend or a teacher might tell me so.
They might say,
They say these things to make me feel good.
This is called praise. They are praising me for doing well.
When people praise me they are being kind to me.
If I smile and say thank you, it makes them feel better too.
This is called courtesy.
Courtesy is the same as good manners.
When somebody praises me I will try to show good manners.
I will smile and say thank you.
Then both of us will feel good.