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Taking headache medicine safely is a printable 13 page social story designed for teens with autism or special needs, who are in middle or high school.
Managing headaches is a useful life skill which requires some literacy and numeracy skill, as well as an understanding of the role of over the counter medicines in relieving simple health complaints. Taking headache medicine correctly is vital. A medicine mistake could be very dangerous, so it is important to teach teens how to manage over the counter headache medicines safely.
This social story for teens with autism or special needs is perfect for introducing some safety steps for planning how to manage headache medicines. It uses real life photos rather than clipart, so it is age appropriate for older learners. It reinforces the role of a trusted adult in checking dose and time and reminds teens about the dangers of taking a medicine incorrectly.