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.

Anybody Can Carry the Ball
Anybody can carry the ball

Every day we go out to play, except when it rains.

We have balls, bats and beanbags to play with together.

There are not enough balls for everyone, so we have to share.

The balls belong to everyone.

We share a ball by playing a game together.

Sometimes I get to carry a ball outside, sometimes not.

If I carry a ball I will share it with other children.

If I don't carry a ball, I will share in somebody's game.

I will not get cross if there are no balls left.

I will not take a ball from anyone else.

I will share it with other children.

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