How to Stop Dropping and Flopping Social Story Narrative with Visuals (EDITABLE)

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PreK - 12th, Homeschool
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Social Story Narrative - Preschool and Older - Autism/Special Ed

Studies have shown that social stories can help teach children social-emotional skills in challenging situations. One common behavioral issue seen in children with special needs is to drop to the floor when feeling angry, frustrated, or tired. Children with this behavior often do not understand why it is a problem or what they can do instead of dropping to the floor. As a result, this story is written to help them identify why they might be flopping and why it is not an effective behavior. I use simple visuals to help explain these ideas to children in the form of a story. The last part of the story tells children what they can do instead of flopping. These include asking for help, taking a break, or asking to do something else.

In this download, there are three major components:

  1. An 9 page PowerPoint social story that explains why children should not drop to the floor and what they could do instead. Each page contains simple images to go along with the story. The great thing about this Powerpoint is that it is FULLY EDITABLE. This means that you can change the text, erase/add images, and make other modifications to suit your individual children. Please just do not distribute or sell the modified versions.
  2. An 9 page PDF file that is READY TO PRINT and use with your students. Each page will be approximately 4" x 6". You can then staple or laminate the pages together to form a little Social Story Book.
  3. A 1 page DOC file that is fully editable. You can use this file if you prefer a 1 page format to a book. It's easy to laminate and keep near your student's desk!

Overall, this package has everything you need to teach children why they should not be flopping to the floor! I think the simple language is perfect for children as young as preschool age.

Other Social Stories:

How to Stop Biting

What to Do When iPad is "All Done"
Why It is Important to Brush Teeth (and How) Social Story

If you are interested in my other products, please consider visiting my store: I have a lot of products that are great for use in special education.

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