We all get stuck, don't we? Children with autism, ADHD or rigid thought patterns can take perseverative thoughts, language and actions to a whole new level and it interferes with all aspects of their lives. However, it's an abstract concept to teach to children and getting them to think about how they think, talk and act is challenging. This teaching story is meant to help children increase their understanding of what it means when our thoughts, words or obsessive actions are stuck. It's designed to reduce repetitive or perseverative thoughts or actions using concrete examples and language. It can be used by Speech Pathologists, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, Occupational Therapist, Special Education teachers or parents. Read this story in conjunction with showing your students concrete items that they can SEE getting stuck, such as a band aid to the skin, glue to paper or play dough to the carpet. This teaching story is 37 pages. The primary goal of this story is to increase awareness of being "stuck" and to understand how others around the student are feeling when the student is stuck.
On 7/15, I revised all clip art and added a black and white version. On 8/17, I updated the entire product and added 3 activities.
There is an activity packet in my store to accompany this story.
Sometimes, we get Stuck: Activity Packet
You can also purchase both the teaching story and the activity packet in a bundle and save 20%:
Bundle: Sometimes, we get Stuck: Teaching Story and Activity Packet
This would be great to use in a social skills group to address pragmatics, behavior, social language and topic maintenance skills.
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Copyright; 2014 Donna Miazga Revised 8/17