Social Stories are a great teaching tool not only for students with special needs, but also for any child that needs a little help internalizing the many behavioral expectations that we throw their way in school.
The value of a social story is in the simplicity of the language and the corresponding visuals. You will notice that all of my social stories have blank boxes above the words. In these boxes either insert or affix a picture of the student modeling the behavior described in the words, or have them draw a picture to accompany the words. Both approaches will foster a sense of ownership and pride and will result in more time spent reading it.
This title is perfect for those students that have a history of refusing and are interested in making a change. It helps to point out the downsides or consequences of refusals--phone calls home, loss of recess, and "clipping down." The book then talks about not letting refusals ruin his/her day and having fun learning at school!