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Flexible Bathroom Social Stories for children with autism, sensory processing disorder, and other developmental difficulties.
Learning to use the bathroom at school can be a struggle for children on the spectrum. Social stories and visual task strips are the most effective methods of teaching new self-help skills to many special needs children. Use of social stories are judged by teachers to be either highly effective or somewhat effective at 97% (Reynhout, G. & Carter, M. 2009). But because individualized visuals are so time consuming and difficult to make they are often left on the to do list! With this product I have included a comprehensive number of scenarios, and made them readily available and accessible to parents, special education teachers, and occupational therapists.
Every child is different and as special educators, we see many different bathroom issues during the elementary years. Choose from 7 book covers, 76 separate book pages with a corresponding visual to aid understanding, and 8 visual sequence strips for posting. Pick only the pages for your student’s needs. Specific sensory aversions that make it difficult for children with autism or anxiety issues to use new bathrooms are included. Clear consistent visual expectations as well as specific accommodations help make bathroom use successful! Editable text is available on two covers and four pages so that you can add your student’s name and specific circumstances that are important in your situation.
Both photographs and clip art are used. This product is easy to use because of the detailed table of contents. Just read the table of contents and pick the pages that you need to print. You choose the cover and pages that fit the needs and issues your girl is dealing with now. Prioritize the problems. Pick only one or two issues that interfere the most, and after they are addressed, revise your book to help address the next issue. To make a complete beginning to end bathroom story, I have found best results when I include a few pages describing mastered or assisted steps as well. Materials are designed for girls 3 to12 years old who are pre-menarche.
Read tips for parents and teachers on how to make the process of using public bathrooms fun, interesting, and successful @ Capitals First Blog by Print Path. @ Capitals First Blog by Print Path.
Toileting Social Stories Includes
Covers: Bathrooms at school, and away from home: 3 choices, 1 editable.
Feeling the sensation of needing to go and accidents: 7 choices.
I don’t like to go to the bathroom because, Sensory aversions, Fears, and Accommodations: 16 choices & solutions.
I go to the bathroom when..., asking & getting help: 8 choices, 1 editable.
Where to go and clothes before going: 13 choices
Wiping & Flushing: 8 choices.
Clothes & fasteners after going: 5 choices.
Washing & drying hands, Throwing away paper towel: 11 choices.
I like to go to the bathroom because & Reinforcements: 11 choices, 2 editable
Bathroom visuals: 2 choices, 3 sizes.
Toileting Sequence: 2 choices.
Hands Washing Sequences, Horizontal & vertical: 3 choices each.
If your child has an issue that is not addressed in this product email me firstname.lastname@example.org after purchase to request a page or pages for your child!