The New Social Story Book

The New Social Story Book
Revised and Expanded 15th Anniversary Edition
Middle School
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Developed through years of experience working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), these strategically written stories explain social situations in ways children and adults with autism understand, while teaching social skills needed for them to be successful at home, school, work, and in the community. The 15th Anniversary Edition of this best-selling book offers over 180 ready-to-use stories that parents and educators have depended on for years. New sections added are: How to most effectively use and apply the stories; How to improve the lives of younger children; and Social Stories for teens and adults with autism. Social stories also help parents and professionals consider situations from the students' perspective. Many stories serve as outlines that can be used to create customized stories to fit the needs of individual students. The book covers skills such as learning to share, smile, listen, wash hands, set the table, make a bed, ride in a car, and get a haircut.

Learning with Stories
I Wrote These Stories for You
Learning with Stories
The Stories in This Book
The Changes that Form Our Routine
A Theory about Change
My Theory about Change
The Transformers around Us: Butterflies
The Transformers around Us: Frogs
The Transformers around Us: Ladybugs
I am a Transformer
What is a Mistake
Thomas Edison and Mistakes
The Mistakes Survey Story
The Mistakes Survey Worksheet.
Mistakes Can Happen on a Good Day
Can Mistakes Happen on a Good Day?
Me and My Feelings
My Story Album
Children Grow Kind of Slow
Why Do I Need New Clothes?
The People on Trevor’s Team
What is Comfortable?
What is Comfortable for Me?
Happy is a Comfortable Feeling
Looking for Smiles
Smile! Why?
What is Uncomfortable?
What is Uncomfortable for Me?
It’s Okay to Feel to Feel Sad, but Feeling Happy is Better
Everyone Has a Fort Able
Welcome to Fort Able!
The Photo Gallery
The Media Room
The Scrapbooking Room
The Gymnasium
The People on My Team
Com to Fort Able
The Steps to Fort Able
Celebrations and Gifts
An Invitation to a Birthday Party
We’re Going to a Big Family Party
What is a Gift?
Why are Gifts Important?
Why Do People Wrap Gifts?
How to Give Someone a Gift
How to Open a Gift?
Why Wait to Open My gift?
Learning to Stay Calm around a Wrapped Gift
Some Gifts are Disappointing
What to Think, Do, and Say if a Gift is Disappointing
People Skills and Friendship
How to Greet Someone
Why Do People Shake Hands?
How to Shake Hands
Two-Person Hug
One-Person Hugs
When It Is My Turn to Listen
Thanking People for the Nice Things that They Say
Thanking People for the Nice Things that They Do
Learning to Help Others
Helping People Who Haven’t Asked for Help
It’s Easiest to Help People Who Want Help
It May Be Difficult to Help People Who Don’t Want Help
What is sharing?
What is Respect?
Saying What I Think With Respect
Restating with Respect
Using “Excuse Me” to Move Through a Crowd
Learning to Chew Gum
Three Gum Manners That Matter
What To Do When I’m Done with My Gum
Games Based on Luck
Games Based on Skill
How to Lose a Game and Win Friends
After a Game Ends
Bullying: What to Think. Say and Do
Introduction to Bullying: What to Think, Say, and Do
What is Bullying?
Which Students Try to Bully Others?
My Team
Learning to Respond to Bullying
What to Think in Response to a Bullying Attempt
What to Say in Response to a Bullying Attempt and How to Say It
What to Do in Response to a Bullying Attempt
What My Team Has Learned About Responding to a Bullying Attempt
Understanding Adults
Adults are Children Who kept Getting Older
Learning to Respect Adults
Do Adults Know Everything?
Why Moms and Dads Raise Children
Adults Make Many Big Decisions
It May Not Be Fun but It Has to Be Done
It Was Fun but Know We’re Done
Many Adults Like to Say “Yes”
Three Ways to Say “Yes”
If the Answer Is No: A Story of Hope for Children
Home and Community
Moving to a New Home
Moving to a New Community
In Fletcher’s Family, Who Knows What?
Washing My Hands
Why People Take Baths or Showers
Taking a Shower in Ten Steps
Sharing a Bathroom by Taking a Shorter Shower
How to Take a Shorter Shower
The Truth About Masses
Restating With Respect at Home
What is a Babysitter?
My Babysitter Knows about Me
The Up Escalator
Eating at the Food Court
This Place is Busy!
Is Today a School Day?
Absent Today? This is Okay
When My Teacher is Somewhere Else
On a Substitute Teacher Day
Class Schedules
The Truth about Our Class Schedule
Learning about Directions at School
This Big Yellow Everyone Look and Listen Sign
It’s My Teacher’s Decision
My Place in Line
Learning About Respect at School
Using Respect at School
Talking to a Teacher with Respect
Restating with Respect at School
When I Talk with Respect at School
What is Practice?
Mistakes Happen on the Way to Learning
That’s Great! What to Do with Mistakes on Schoolwork
Telling My Teacher about a Problem
How to Make a Writing Box
How to Write a True Story
A-Okay Ways to Finish My Work
Good Questions for Small Group Projects
An Emergency? The People at My School What to Do
What is a Drill?
Why Principals Schedule Drills
Fire Drills at School
Why Schools Have Fire Alarms
About Tornado Drills
Planet Earth
“That’s Life on Planet Earth”
Sharing Planet Earth
I’m Taking a Flight
Who Are the Crew?
Who are the Passengers on the Airplane?
Moms, Dads, and Airplane Security
What Airport Officers Say and Mean?
Jet Way Lines May Be Slow at Times
Parents are Important Passengers
Children are Important Passengers
Is This Flight On Time?
Why Are Some Flights Delayed?
A Wildfire Near Our Homes
What Does Evacuate Mean?
Why Do We Have To Go?
People Would Rather Stay in Their Houses
This Evening News: A Little Bit Changed and Mostly the Same
Maybe I Could Do That