Social Stories are beneficial for helping children, especially those with an autism spectrum disorder learn how to deal with different situations or challenges. A Social Story is a short story that describes a skill, situation, context, or concept. Frequently the story will include information that is assumed that "everyone knows" and uses a positive tone through descriptive and coaching sentences. Social Stories guide the child to an increased understanding of an event or situation and hopefully improves the child's behavior during the event or situation.
Dealing with emotions and can be very hard for a student with autism. This story helps let the child know what to do when feeling angry.
This packet includes the following:
- A full-size book that can be read to the entire class.
- A half sized book that can be laminated and stored either in a desk or in the classroom library for the kids to refer to later. If you have a student who struggles with being angry, have him or her review the story each day or right before situations that tend to make the child upset easier.
- A one-page copy of the story to put in a page protector to be stored in a 3-ring binder. This is convenient for storing all stories together.
- A student book version where the children can draw their own pictures to go with the words. For some children, this creates more meaning and ownership of the story and it helps the child be able to share the story with other children or adults.
-Two visuals. The first visual shows the steps of what to do when angry. The second visual is a simple feelings chart that can be posted to help children learn to identify what they are feeling.