Comic Strip Social Scenes came about from my social skills groups I serve at the middle school level. Very visual, my students needed pictures and role play to get the messages of social rules down pat. They also LOVE comic strips (Avengers, anime, etc.). I tried to make them as generic as possible but it is impossible for me to create social stories that are personal for every one of your students!
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It is my hope that you will read these examples, explain them to your students, and then create personal comic strip social stories for your students. Please know your audience and who you intend these social stories for. It is impossible for me to create personalized social stories for your students-that's your job! This unit will assist you with writing personalized comic strip social stories for your students.
You can print these in black and white or in color. Special thanks to Smarty Symbols for the clip art. I print mine on regular copy paper and place them in my student work folders (three ring paper folders). We go over them, role play them and talk about the solution to the problem. We think about how the people are feeling in the story and what made them do what they did. We answer tons of questions about them! If my student is still confused or if the behavior continues, we write another comic strip social story and talk about it in a different way, if needed.
According to the Autism Spectrum Institute, 2008: "Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have trouble interpreting social situations and understanding speech as quickly as most social interactions require. A comic strip conversation is a conversation between two or more people using simple illustrations in a comic strip format. They show children how to behave in a socially acceptable manner and conform to social standards. The effectiveness can be enhanced by incorporating a child's favorite cartoon character into the illustration."
The index for this unit contains:
Sample Comic Strip
Getting Negative Attention
Losing a Game
Is it Bullying?
Don’t Pick Your Nose
Listening to the Teacher
Joining in the Conversation
Playing with Others
Brush Your Teeth
Staying on Topic
The Lunch Table
Use Good Hygiene
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Real life samples of Comic Strip Social Scenes
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