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 Come to School on the Minibus
I come to school on the minibus

The school minibus

Every day the minibus calls at my house to collect me for school.

It comes at a different time each day.

Why does this happen?

  • There might be a lot of traffic.
  • It might have to wait at a lot of traffic lights.
  • There might be no traffic.
  • Another pupil might be missing.
  • Another pupil might be late getting on.

We always arrive at school safely, and mostly on time.

I am never in trouble for arriving late.

The teachers know that the bus is a bit late sometimes.

I get worried when the bus is late.

But I do not get told off for being late.

I will not get a detention.

I can get my clothes on ...

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