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Invaluable resource for a parent
on October 21, 2012
As a parent of a four year old boy with significant pragmatic language delay, sensory processing difficulties, fine motor skill and behavioural issues this book has been an invaluable resource.
I keep it close by and find myself reading to my child from it regularly.
He responds well to the stories and I have noticed improvement in his behaviours in less than a weeks time of reading a related story on a daily basis.
I believe the stories are giving him self-confidence in social situations by giving him a plan/guide as how to act and respond in certain situations which regularly cause him anxiety and confusion.
The book has also helped me feel greater confidence in my ability to help my child with his difficulties.
It has empowered me during many difficult situations where I would otherwise be flailing in frustration.
I really appreciate the CD included with the book and have used it to print off particular stories to send to school with him and on trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house.
I have read a lot of books in attempting to understand and help my son and I can honestly say that as far as being a functional tool the book "The New Social Story Book" by Carol Gray is the one resource that has been the most positive and referred to in our home.
I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend it to a parent or educator working with any child who struggles with social skills.
The book is written with great compassion and understanding. It is easy to read, fast and effective to use. Really just an invaluable resource for a parent. The value of it far out weighing the cost.