This Worry Pack includes a worry based social story and a problem solving tool. Both products are described below:
Social Stories are a great teaching tool not only for students with special needs, but also for any child that needs a little help internalizing the many behavioral expectations that we throw their way in school.
The value of a social story is in the simplicity of the language and the corresponding visuals. You will notice that all of my social stories have blank boxes above the words. In these boxes either insert or affix a picture of the student modeling the behavior described in the words, or have them draw a picture to accompany the words. Both approaches will foster a sense of ownership and pride and will result in more time spent reading it.
I Won't Let My Worries Win, is perfect for children that have worries that get the best of them. It helps to remind them that they have strategies to calm and adults to help them problem solve.
The Worry Web is a problem solving tool that students can use to help better understand their worries and help them to create a plan to deal with the root of their worry. To start, the student will likely need adult support in completing the web. They may need support in putting their worried feelings into words (heart) and then determining the “size” of their worry. Finally, they will need adult support in creating a plan of action with how to address their worry. With practice, students should eventually be able to utilize the Worry Web on their own as a stepping stone to independent maintenance of their emotions.