Friday, March 8, 2013

Social Stories

Social stories help students learn a variety of social skills, positive behaviors, and lower anxiety.  Teachers and counselors can work together to write a short story that clearly illustrates behavioral expectations for a child.  They are written from the student's perspective to allow the student to relate to the information provided in the story.  We have a new student that has joined us and does not feel comfortable yet in his environment.  Additionally, our new student is in a grade level that is departmentalized - meaning the students switch classes every 45-60 minutes to a new classroom, teacher, and subject.  We co-authored a social story to help with transitions in the morning.  Here is a sample:

More information can be found at the Gray Center about Social Stories.

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