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 51: Working with Other People
Every day my teacher gives us work to do.
Sometimes we work by ourselves.
Sometimes we work in pairs or groups.
When I work alone I work things out by myself.
When we work in pairs or groups, it is different to working alone.
When I work in a group or pair I have to listen to other people's ideas.
When we have listened to everybody's ideas we decide which is the best one to work on.
Then we cooperate and work on that idea together.
Sometimes I think my idea is the best.
I want to make the others follow my idea.
But if I do this it may upset them. This is not fair.
I will try to listen to everyone's ideas.
Then I will go along with ...