Getting a Present Social Story

Getting a present

This social story helps teach what a gift is, what it means, and the steps that are expected when getting a gift. It also teaches about the emotions involved with gift getting. You can download a pdf version here.

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What Comes Next?

what comes nextWhat comes NEXT? is a game that teaches correct sequencing with different scenarios that have multiple steps. The individual will need to choose the picture that is missing in the sequence. This kit includes several scenarios to work with.

What Happens at the Doctor?

what happens at the doctorwhat happens at the doctor2“What Happens at the Doctor?” is an awesome visual support for parents or healthcare professionals to use with any child who has anxiety about going to the doctor. This visual support can be adapted to fit any type of doctor or hospital visit. It can also be made into a ring, which allows for portability and making changes to events that will occur.

Ready to Count

 

ready to countready to count2 This “Ready to Count” book helps teach your child how to count! You and your child can work through this book together to count how many items of each picture there are, and choose the correct corresponding number from the previous page.

A Stranger is Someone I Don’t Know

A stranger is someone i don't know“A Stranger is Someone I Don’t Know” is an excellent visual support to use when teaching your child(ren) about stranger danger. It is so important for kids to learn this information, and the pictures make it easier to understand!

What Should I Wear?

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This visual support will help your child become independent when choosing clothes for each season. If dressing appropriately for the weather is challenging, this will give a visual representation of good choices to make when getting dressed.

Menu

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This visual support is a great tool to use for a wide variety of individuals! It can be used to develop independence when ordering food… or it can be used with individuals who have a hard time going out to restaurants. Whether you are using this visual support to alleviate anxiety and tantrums or to foster independence, we can customize menus specifically to you! Stop by the resource room for more information!

The Brush Your Teeth Book

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This social story is great for anyone learning how to brush their teeth. The step-by-step instructions paired with pictures, makes it adaptable to younger children, as well as older ones! This particular social story comes laminated, so it won’t get ruined in the bathroom!

Look What I Did at School Today

look what i did at school todayWondering what your kiddo’s doing at school? This is a great support to use to find out and facilitate communication! These can be customized specifically to your child, adding or taking out any of the PECs on there!

Time Timer

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The Time Timer is a great visual aid to use for teaching the passage of time. This can be used when setting time limits for activities or other required tasks. Come in to the resource room to check it out today!

My Potty Story

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My Potty Story is used with individuals who are potty-training and are ready to learn the process of going to the bathroom. Social stories include pictures with short blurbs. This book includes step-by-step instructions on going to the bathroom. This support, along with others are available in Spanish as well.

Thanksgiving Adjectives

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This Thanksgiving Adjective sheet is a great way to interact and prompt communication with your child during the holidays! The child will circle the correct little square under the four large pictures. This is a great opportunity to talk with your child about Thanksgiving traditions, and what it is all about!

A Thanksgiving Story

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“A Thanksgiving Story” is one informative tool to help individuals understand what Thanksgiving is all about. This will help children to understand the traditions they are taking part in on Thanksgiving Day. To alleviate the high stress that can be associated with holidays, feel free to request a different social story, or other visual support from our resource room!

Acceptable vs. Unacceptable Behaviors in Different Settings

imageThis visual support is a great tool for any individual who struggles with knowing how to behave in different places. The settings we include are: “At home…” “At the library…” “In class…” “At gym…” Also included, are different behaviors which are, or are not appropriate, in these different settings. The top portion is the “I can…” and the bottom half is “I never…” This is a great tool to use in these different settings to remind individuals of acceptable or unacceptable behaviors, but it can also be used as a learning tool. Individuals can place the different behaviors where they think each belongs. This is a great opportunity to explain why these behaviors ARE or are NEVER acceptable. Come stop in the resource room to get yours today, or to see everything else we have to offer!

Tantrums Don’t Help Me Fix a Problem (Social Story)

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Tantrums Don’t Help Me Fix a Problem is a social story created by TAP. This particular social story is written to help children understand why tantrums will not fix their problem. It also helps the child with positive ways to deal with their emotions, such as using their words, instead of throwing objects. Social stories can be customized to any child for any topic —  JUST ASK!

This social story can be found on-line at http://www.speakingofspeech.com under “materials exchange” and then “social pragmatics”. On the website, it’s listed under “Tantrums Don’t Fix My Social Communication Problems” and there’s separate links to each of the pages in the book. If you can stop by the resource room, we’d be happy to make it for you (you should call ahead so we can have it ready for you when you come in).

 

Is This Person My Friend and Friendship Tips

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These visual supports are very useful for any individual needing extra help understanding the social skills related to making friends and keeping them as well. Individuals on the spectrum often have a difficult time determining social skills and cues that typically developing children learn more quickly.