Some students will need constant reminders of expected behaviors in
the lunchroom. It is recommended to review the expectations immediately
before lunch. This social story goes through the most common expected behaviors, sitting while eating, listen to the adults, eat food-not play with it, nice and calm voices to lunch ladies, use fork/spoon and napkins. Having the students practice these behaviors can help to reinforce them. Students who seem to be having a particularly hard time remembering lunchroom expectations can have a small card (see the last
slide) laminated and placed in their lunchbox or next to them at lunch. Lastly
a reinforcement system (a privilege or reward – meaningful to and if possibly
picked by the student) for having good behavior may also be beneficial. An
additional page is added for your student to do a self-rating, probably best with
the assistance of an adult.