Social stories are invaluable for SEND learners who thrive on routine where a change is unavoidable, imminent or necessary.
For example, a fire drill, although rehearsed and practised, is still an abnormal occurrence and will usually cause high anxiety. A social story was created for SEND learners with high anxiety levels within our school to ensure that fire drills could be managed safely, calmly and without causing unnecessary distress.
Social stories need to consider what the learner will worry about and should be as personal and individual as possible - they should be relevant to the particular anxieties of that child. They should be positive, clear and unambiguous.
Name of person submitting information: Amanda Kelly
Role: Learning Support (SEND)
Age range: 11-14, 14-16, 16+
Number on role: 600-1000