Autism and Special Needs: Social Stories and Sequencing Cards by Jan McCleskey MA, OTR.
This file was created out of a need to have sequencing activities to write about, for older students. I searched everywhere, but it is difficult to find sequencing activities that are simple and concrete without abstract ideas. It is even more difficult to find activities that apply for older elementary/ pre-teen students. So, I made my own!
The students will read the very simple, basic stories. Then the students will use cut out sequencing cards, to put the story in order. This is not an easy concept for students with special needs or ASD. I have found that many students can read the story, but sequencing and generalizing from the reading is very challenging. These sequence cards will help with sequencing events. Cut out and glue in order, onto construction paper.
I have used this for handwriting in one of two ways.
1. Get the handwriting paper that the student uses. Have the student copy the sentences from the sequence cards.
2. Have the sequence cards be a story template or story map. The student can write the story using the sequencing cards, and then write a concluding sentence about what was learned through the story.