A very short and simple social narrative about how to use the urinal. The goal of this short narrative is to teach boys to keep their bottoms covered when using the urinal. The four screen shots is essentially the whole book.
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I wrote and illustrated this when I was employed as a Behavioural Consultant at the School Support Program for Surrey Place in Toronto, Canada. It is called a social narrative and not a social story because the name social story has been trademarked by Carol Gray to protect the integrity of what she has developed. I have tried to instill some of her values in this story.
This story was written for individuals who may not have learned the washroom etiquettes of the male washroom. One of the things boys do when using the urinal is to not pull their pants all the way down and expose one’s bottom. To boys who know this rule, they will know that it is odd to see someone’s bare bottom. The child that is exposed may be ridiculed by his peers and be a target for bullying.
This story may be used as an antecedent primer to teach young boys how to use the washroom and be a big boy. It can also be used to teach a child the correct manner to use the washroom. It may be more effective if the story is read daily at first and then right before the use of the urinal to prime for that activity. For typically developing children, these kind of narratives may need to be read only a few times. For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developemental disabilities, the narrative may have to be read over a period of time such as a few weeks for his behaviour to change.