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 84: I Like to Finish My Work
Every day we do work for our teacher.
She tells us when to start and when to stop.
Everyone works at different speeds.
So when the teacher says stop, some people have finished, but others have not. This is OK.
She will give us time to finish later.
Sometimes I am not ready to stop.
I want to go on working.
This makes it hard for the teacher.
It means everyone has to wait.
This is not OK. This is not fair.
I will try to stop working when the teacher says STOP.
I will try not to get angry.
I will finish the work later.
This will not hold up the others.
This will be fair.