This is NOT just a social story- it's a social story that you can individualize with practical strategies!
4 Total Pages developed to allow you to use a social story and adapt it to your classroom and the students' individual needs.
Page 1: Social Story addressing getting bumped in- which some students (with sensory needs, social/emotional needs or students on the autism spectrum) may find a daily struggle.
The social story was written to not only describe the situation - but provides strategies so your student can see the plan for the next steps.
The strategies are meant to be supported by adults in the room, but then gradually used by the student independently.
Page 2: Getting Bumped Visual cards- used to help visually remind the student that it is a tiny problem with solutions.
Page 3: Getting Bumped List my strategies cards- an option to involve the student in the problem solving process- and to serve as a visual reminder in the absence of the adult
Page 4: Getting Bumped Self-Monitoring cards- to help track the students' use of strategies and to motivate the student.
For a quick reminder of what a Social Story is:
~Originally developed by Carol Gray for students on the autism spectrum. Now, we write social stories to address a social skill, a behavior, attitude or response that is inappropriate, underdeveloped or absent -- that hinders or interrupts a students ability to engage in healthy peer interactions, participate in small and whole group meetings, causes great anxiety or impacts the overall flow of the day.
The main goal is to broaden a student’s understanding and perspective taking skills (Theory of Mind) which means understanding others’ thoughts, opinions or feelings. Students need perspective taking skills to respond to others, make decisions and self-regulate during social interactions, play and cooperative learning situations. It’s also hugely important for understanding character intentions, traits and actions in stories they read!
Keep in mind that a Social Story is not intended to be a list of rules or a behavior plan, although it can have an affect on behaviors because of improved understanding and validation.
Thank you for supporting your students!