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.

When the Lights Go Out
When the lights go out

Sometimes in lessons we have different lighting.

This happens suddenly.

I don't always know when this will happen.

Sometimes the other pupils get a bit noisy.

It makes me feel uncomfortable.

These are some of the times when it happens.

  • When the teacher uses an overhead projector.
  • When they use Power Point.
  • When they use the interactive whiteboard.
  • When we watch a video or film.
  • When we watch a play or some music.

This is what I can do when the lights change.

  • Count slowly to thirty till I feel calm.
  • Go and sit next to my assistant.
  • Show my help card and leave the room until I feel better.
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