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 I Don't Understand Things
When I don't understand things

When I do my work, sometimes there is a bit that I don't understand.

I might get cross or worried.

Sometimes I stop work because I don't know what to do.

Everybody in my class has a problem from time to time.

This is what I can do to sort it out.

  • I can put my hand up. Then my teacher or one of my assistants will come to help me.
  • I can leave that problem for a bit and go on to the next question. It is OK to do this.
  • I can come back to the problem later then put my hand up for help.

I will try not to get cross or unhappy when I have a problem.

I ...

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