The Making Friends Social Stories for Girls And/Or Boys digital download offers help for one of the most distressing problems that our students and children face which is the inability to make and maintain friendships. So often what happens between children is out of our direct view and we only hear about what is happening when there are problems. Created by school-based Occupational Therapist, Thia Triggs, the Making Friends Social Stories for Girls And/Or Boys digital resource gives us concrete skills to teach to children, the context to practice skills, and positive language and illustrations so children feel successful at every step of the way. Clear, consistent visual expectations, previously rehearsed scenarios, and specific accommodations help children easily make friends! Designed specifically for students on the spectrum, as well as for children with ADHD, anxiety disorder, and intellectual challenges, this product also has applications for the shy or new child within a given setting.
Details for the Making Friends Social Stories for Girls AND/OR Boys
ZIP file that includes 86 page PDF document and Powerpoint version (editable) delivered electronically immediately following payment
Select from the drop-down menu – Making Friends GIRLS, Making Friends BOYS or Making Friends GIRLS AND BOYS (get 20% off when you order both together).
The Making Friends Social Stories for Girls And/Or Boys digital download is flexible to meet the current skill level and abilities of your student. A separate PowerPoint file is easily editable so that you have the opportunity to make your own individualized book pages to match your child’s needs. You are able to personalize the cover by adding your student’s name and picture, and you can add pages to match the unique circumstances that are important to your student.
Social stories are the most effective methods of teaching new skills to many special needs children. The use of social stories is judged by teachers to be either somewhat effective or highly effective at 97% (Reynhout, G. & Carter, M. 2009). But because individualized and comprehensive social stories are so time consuming and difficult to make, they are often left on the to-do list! With this product I have included a specific sequence of social skills and made them readily available and accessible to parents, special education teachers, and occupational and speech/language therapists.
The detailed table of contents enhances ease of use. Just read the table of contents and pick the pages you need to print. You choose the cover and pages that fit the needs and issues your boy is dealing with now.
Making Friends Social Stories includes:
Teacher’s Guide, 5 pages and includes 10 sample IEP goals.
Customizable Cover Options, 6 pages
Optional Settings, 7 pages
Choosing Someone to Play With or Next To, 6 pages
Non-Verbal Approach Strategies, 5 pages
Verbal Engagement Strategies, 11 pages
Joining Versus Interrupting Behaviors, 4 pages
How to Be a Good Sport and Dealing With Losing, 7 pages
How to Understand and Deal With Feeling Rejected, 11 pages
When and How to Ask an Adult for Help, 8 pages
When and How to Plan a Playdate, 2 pages
Review and Reinforcement, 3 pages
Editable PowerPoint file, 86 pages
Reference: Reynhout, G., & Carter, M. (2009). The use of social stories by teachers and their perceived efficacy. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3(1), 232-251.
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