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SEND Resources

Social Stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.

Social stories can be used to: 

  • develop self-care skills (for example, how to clean teeth, wash hands or get dressed), social skills (for example, sharing, asking for help, saying thank you, interrupting) and academic abilities 

  • help someone to understand how others might behave or respond in a particular situation

  • help a person to cope with changes to routine and unexpected or distressing events (for example, absence of teacher, moving house, thunderstorms)

  • provide positive feedback to a person about an area of strength or achievement in order to develop self-esteem

  • as a behavioural strategy (for example, what to do when angry, how to cope with anxiety). 

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