Typically kids pick up on social norms from observing other people or simply by making a mistake (once or twice). However, some students who have a more difficult
time with picking up social skills seem to struggle with this. Hence we must directly teach them about social norms. Often times the kids who have difficulty in knowing these social norms will say they don’t care about the norms. The best we can do is explain in concrete terms the perspectives of others who follow the social norms and the consequences for not following the social norms. This social story does exactly that and also brings in the social filter as a part of the social norm in the classroom. There are many examples given of social norms inside and outside of school and also a page for the student to see what social norms they might be familiar with.
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