Personalised Stories - Elsa Support

Personalised Stories

This story will help a child learn new social and emotional skills. Here is a free one to download and try. This one is aimed at empathy.

Print out the girl version or the boy version.

Print out the cards, target sheet and certificate. Laminate and cut out the cards, punch a hole in the corner and put on a keyring. Please round off the corners.

Write the child’s name and take a photo to stick on the story sheet. The child could draw their own face and stick that to the story. This helps to personalise it.

Read the story with the child and discuss it with them. Make sure they have a full understanding of what it all means. Repeat several times whenever there is an opportunity of where you see it is needed.

Use the cards often to reinforce the behaviour you are wanting to see more of.

Each time you observe the correct behaviour then ask the child to fill in a star and number. Once the child has achieved 5 stars then they get a certificate to take home.

DOWNLOAD: Personalised story free sample

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  • Jen skidmore says:

    Good evening, I am wondering if there may be any resources or a personalised story that could be used to help an autistic girl to be able to ask for help, firstly in 1to1 or small group work. She will sit and doing nothing rather than ask for help, and if help is offered she will deny there is an issue or redirect to another subject.

  • Bethan Wyn Owen says:

    Hi I love your personalised stories I have been asked to write a social story for a child in year 1 who does not like change could you recommend anything that I could use as a template thanks in advance

    • Hi Bethan, If you are in our ELSA Support and wellbeing mentors group on Facebook please ask the question in there and I can help you to write one. It is a bit difficult writing everything in a comment on here.

  • Beverley Spindle says:

    Hi Debbie,
    Can you advise what social story to use for winning and losing games.
    Also for being first for everything.
    Many thanks

  • Rebecca Lappin says:

    Hi debbie. I am looking social stories for a child who is laughimg inappropriately and wont calm down during work time and carpet time. Child giggles and is excessively silly. Also social story for how to behave when someone new comes into class (child is very attention seeking toward them, then gigglimg gets worse.
    Many thanks

  • Deb Morgan says:

    Thanks Debbie I love these personalised stories especially the extras that come with them.
    Have you one for a year 1 child who needs help with appropriate behaviour in class which doesn’t disrupt other children from their learning and also will help their own. For example randomly shouting silly words/noises for affect, not sitting on his chair properly (knees up, so moves others tables). Making silly faces. His quite behind too achedemically, so needs more visuals. He plays quite rough inthe playground too. Sounds alot now that I’ve read it back! Thank you.

  • Analiese Campbell says:

    Another amazing resource Debbie. Thank you so much for all the amazing things you create.

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