This social story is a great read
for students who may need some support with understanding the impact that spitting can have on those around them and strategies for how they can help themselves calm down when they are upset or angry to avoid these behaviours.
Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page.
Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale.
Pages included are;
♦ Sometimes I might feel angry or upset.
♦ It is ok to feel like this, I just have to calm myself down.
♦ I might spit when I am angry.
♦ I might spit on the floor or spit at others around me.
♦ This can make others around me feel angry or upset.
♦ Spitting can spread germs and others won’t like this.
♦ Others may think spitting is disgusting and they won’t want to be near me.
♦ Instead of spitting near others, I could go to the bathroom and spit in the sink.
♦ I could also ask for a drink and try to calm myself down.
♦ I could ask for time or space to calm myself down.
♦ I could tell my teacher how I feel and ask for them to help me.
♦ I feel better when I ask for help instead of spitting.Sometimes my mouth feels funny and I can’t swallow my saliva.
♦ I might spit to get rid of the saliva.
♦ Other people swallow their saliva, and think spitting is disgusting.
♦ I could try showing them or telling them why I spit.
♦ Sometimes I eat something that tastes funny and I can’t swallow it.
♦ If I were to swallow it, I think I would be sick.
♦ So I feel like I have to spit it out.
♦ I should get a napkin and spit it onto here instead of on the floor or table.
I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting.
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