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Games and Sports Social Narratives and Visual Supports for Autism (special ed)

Grade Levels
PreK - 12th, Homeschool
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This product contains 7 social narratives as well as visual cues to support them. It includes 4 social narratives regarding managing anger when losing at basketball, baseball, lacrosse and soccer. There are also 2 social narratives that are more general for losing games and another one that focuses on not directing or criticizing other players if they make a mistake in a game.

They are very useful for helping individuals on the autism spectrum to understand others’ perspective, share information about new or problematic situations, and provide coping strategies for maintaining appropriate behavior and social responses.

Each story is in a format with 1 idea and picture on each page and you can choose the pages that fit your needs. For instance, if taking a break is not an option, you can eliminate that page. Choose the pages for the story you want to use and either laminate the pages or put them in page protectors. Store the social stories in a notebook or bind them. Allow the student to review them as needed. Review the chosen story with the student before the game. Role play the strategies like deep breathing before the game begins.

In addition to the narratives, there are visual supports included for cueing a relaxation deep breathing sequence and a calm-down strategy to use during a game. Another strip offers options to make a mini-schedule or use for visual cues for the activities to help calm down that are discussed in the social story. Finally there are 4 option cards (purple border) that are designed to be visual cues to help the player remember the options available when upset.

For more ideas for working with students with autism, check out my blog at Autism Classroom News.

Check out more behavior support resources here including some freebies.

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Games and Sports Social Narratives and Visual Supports for Autism (SPECIAL ED) by Christine Reeve is copyrighted for single classroom or caseload use only. This product may not be resold and can be copied for personal use within a classroom only. If extra copies are needed throughout a school district, please email drchrisreeve@gmail.com for prices. © Christine Reeve 2014

Total Pages
83 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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