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 7: I Used to Like Sucking My Thumb
When we are little children, sometimes we suck our thumb.
This is a comforting habit.
It reminds us of the time when we were babies, and used to suck a teat to get milk.
Now I am older, if I suck my thumb, other children might think I am like a baby.
Some of them get embarrassed.
Some like to make fun of it.
If I twiddle some Blutak when I am concentrating, this also makes me feel comfortable.
When I am concentrating I will try to remember not to suck my thumb.
I will twiddle some Blutak instead.
Then nobody will be embarrassed.
Nobody will call me a baby.
Picture of me sucking my thumb: