Social Narrative for Autism and Special Education MILITARY DEPLOYMENT OF DAD

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This student-illustrated social story narrative (social story) focuses on the emotions and feelings related being away from a parent for a lengthy amount of time. This social narrative talks about a dad being deployed.

MEET JESSICA JONES, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on our Facebook page and let her know what topics you are interested in learning about!

This Social Narrative geared for addressing emotions and feelings a child may encounter when a parent has a military deployment. It is intended to benefit students with autism and related learning needs.

We will be bringing you NEW social narratives based upon YOUR requests! PLEASE GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND VIEW JESSICA’S VIDEO. You may list as many topics and ideas that you feel can help you provide a smooth transition to any life changes, behavior needs in the classroom or at home, or really any topic that helps YOU as the teacher, or YOU as the parent.

What’s included with this “My dad is being deployed” social narrative?

· A social narrative for your students, or your own child to read with you and illustrate. This helps the child relate their own feelings and experiences. Dependent upon the child’s age and abilities, you may work one-on-one (which is my preference), or read as a whole group. This social narrative does contain some illustrations to help guide the child.

· Suggestions and ideas from Jessica Jones, our Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on how to help your child/student feel less anxious about going to school, or while in school, and strategies families can implement at home.

Is this social narrative easy to put together?

· YES! Just print the “My Dad is being deployed” social narrative and staple. You will need to provide a pencil and crayons for the child to illustrate the pages with personal experiences. You may also choose to use photos of the parent who will be absent and the child together, family photos, even friends from school.

I know that all of your activities include IEP goals. Do you have an IEP goal for this free social narrative?

The answer is YES! Here are TWO suggested IEP goals for you to use:

* Given a social narrative related to feelings or emotions STUDENT may feel when a family member/parent is absent for a military deployment, STUDENT will read/listen to the social narrative. draw/color illustrations which represent how the child is feeling towards the parent who has left, as discussed within weekly sessions, by MONTH, YEAR.

* Given a stressful situation which is out of STUDENT'S control, STUDENT will use pretaught coping strategies in order to express how he/she is feeling and what he/she can do to alleviate the stress, within 1 out of 3 occurrences, by MONTH, YEAR.


Remember…you’ll find Jessica Jones’ videos on our Facebook page!

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Jessica Jones, LMFT, offers suggestions and ideas based upon a series of topics related to strategies to help enhance a child’s behavior or well-being. She volunteers her time and services to Autism Educators, Inc.

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