Developing Social Skills Through Stories

An introduction to writing ‘social stories’ for a range of different situations and using visual supports to reduce pupils anxiety and develop their understanding of social situations.

Developing Social Skills through Stories is aimed at anyone working with children and young people with autism who may find social situations difficult. The stories can be used when extra support is needed for changes, transitions or when planning for a new experience. Children who would benefit from visual stories to help them to develop their social and emotional understanding do not need to be able to read, but do need to have some understanding of simple verbal sentences when supported with pictures or symbols.

Some examples of stories used to help support children would be; my new school or class, learning to use the toilet, saying please and thank you, asking for help, taking turns with my friends and I’m going on holiday. These are only a few examples as the stories are very personalised to the individual to focus on skills they need to develop.

The course aims to help develop participants confidence to be able to write their own stories to help the children and young people they work with develop their understanding of social situations and help reduce anxiety.

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The course will include practical activities, group discussions and opportunities to ask questions.

We will hold these sessions at Newfield school so we can deliver face to face training. This course runs over an hour and a half session and costs £35 per delegate. Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like more details about training for your setting please contact us to discuss your requirements.

If you wish to book a course or arrange whole setting training

Please contact us

We look forward to working with you.

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2PW

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