SENSORY Function Behavior - Social Emotional Learning Activity - Social Story

ABA in School
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Need a fun and simple social emotional learning activity for classroom behavior management and self-regulation? This digital and print social skills story and activity addresses the function of behavior SENSORY. Perfect for preschool or special education students working on self-regulation, behavior management with behavior trackers, and self-monitoring.

This is a SIMPLE social story, perfect for your earliest learners and those with disabilities and support needs! Includes digital and print social story, print adaptive interactive book, and worksheet activities.

❤️ This is a short digital and print lesson titled I Need (something). This is one of several resources that are focused on the functions of behavior and aimed at the young learner. As sensory is internal, this resources focuses on functional language with core words to help the student express their internal needs.


DIGITAL: Includes a short digital lesson of a 12-slide narrative and then a 10-slide activity to reinforce the lesson.

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  • Google Slides™: Play in slideshow mode for audio and clickable links.
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  • YouTube™: Listen to the story out loud with illustrations. Great for groups!

PRINT (60-page PDF):

  • Full-page printable story in color. Print, laminate, and bind to make a book.
  • Printable story in black-and-white in large and small sizes. Great to give to students to color and take home.
  • Adaptive book in color. Print, laminate, add hook-and-loop, and bind to make a book. Great to practice the core words phrase “I need.”
  • 4 pages of activities and coloring pages
  • 5 pages of bonus communication visuals with Boardmaker™ icons


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60-pg PDF with digital links
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand and use question words (interrogatives) (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how).
Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately (e.g., knowing duck is a bird and learning the verb to duck).
With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at school that are colorful).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.


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