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I Can Handle Making Mistakes Behavioral Toolkit with Social Narratives

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90 pages
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If you have students (in general or special education) who meltdown when they make a mistake or feel everything has to be perfect, this behavioral toolkit can help you teach them a better way to respond. The behavioral toolkit includes 6 social narratives and tools for teaching students to handle mistakes using a growth mindset approach, assessing the size of the problem strategies as well as contingency maps. Directions and suggestions of how I use the tools are included.

I have used these strategies successfully with a wide variety of students in a variety of situations and settings including those with and without autism or special needs. Each story is in a format with one idea and picture on each page and an identical story in which the whole story is contained on 1 page with a picture for each idea next to the line.

What’s Included?

Each social narrative includes descriptive sentences, perspective sentences that talk about how other students and the teachers perceive the student’s behavior, and coping strategies to help the student use the new replacement behavior.

¥ It’s Ok to Make a Mistake focuses on calming down when something isn’t perfect.

¥ I Can Ask for Help focuses on understanding the student can ask for and accept help.

¥ I Can Handle Making a Mistake focuses on reminders that mistakes can be erased and corrected.

¥ Mistakes Don’t Mean I’m Bad was designed for students who think in a black and white manner so that doing one thing wrong makes them or their work bad. It includes coping statements and reminders.

¥ Most Mistakes are Small Problems uses the Big Problem/Small Problem scale to share ideas about small problems and small reactions.

¥ I Can Learn From My Mistakes uses a growth mindset approach to help students know they can learn not to make the mistake again or ask others how to do it correctly to avoid the mistake next time.

¥ 5 formats of graphic organizers to help students determine the size of the problem and chart the appropriate reaction.

¥ 3 5-point scales to use with the size of my problem approach.

¥ 8 completed contingency maps and 2 blank forms to use with pictures corresponding to the social stories to make your own & 2 blank ones.


For more classroom materials for students with autism and special education

I Can Stay Calm: Social Narratives and Visual Supports for Autism

Autism Social Narratives: Getting Adult Attention and Waiting (Special Ed)



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If you have any questions or concerns about this product or things you would like to see changed, please contact me at my email in the product or in the preview and I’ll be happy to discuss it.


This product is copyrighted to Christine Reeve 2017 for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at drchrisreeve@gmail.com.

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