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.

What Happens If I Lose Stuff?
What happens if I lose stuff?

When we get changed for PE sometimes I get in a muddle with my clothes.

Sometimes I put things on the wrong way round.

Socks and jumpers get mixed up, and I can't find them.

Some children muck about and throw things around.

This is what will help.

  • I can make a list of clothes I need for PE.
  • I can make a list of my normal clothes.
  • I can keep the list at home and check what I put in my bag in the morning.
  • I can check what is in my bag before I go home.
  • If something is missing I can go to the PE teacher and ask to look at the lost property.
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