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.

Throwing Things Is Not Safe
Throwing things is not safe

Every day we go out to play.

Some children play together. Some play by themselves.

Some children play with balls or bean bags.

They throw and catch the ball.

It is OK to throw a ball to a friend, to catch or kick.

It is not OK to throw a ball AT a friend.

They might get hurt.

Things we can throw:

Things we can't throw:

If I throw stones, rocks or dirt at people they might get hurt.

This would not be fair or safe.

I will remember to throw only balls or bean bags.

I will throw them to an adult or a friend to catch.

This is OK. This is fair. This is safe.

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