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 We Have a Test
When we have a test

Everyone in my class has to do tests.

Tests help the school to know how well we have learnt our work.

Some children find it hard to do tests because they are worried about them.

I get worried thinking about tests.

When I get worried I can't do my work properly.

When I am worried it makes me angry and I can't think properly.

I know I can do the work. My teacher knows I can do the work.

I just can't do it in a timed test at the same time as everyone else.

My teacher says it will be OK for me not to do the tests.

She knows I can do the work.

She will send my work on to the next school, ...

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