Being First - Social Story
A social story provides a step-by-step explanation of why it is okay to not be first every time. It puts into context the consequences and implications of why we do not have to be first each time and that our friends may wish to be first sometimes . This social story also gives alternative activities we can do when we are feeling angry or upset that we are not first each time.
The social story is created in a page by page format so you may include or exclude pages as you see fit and place them in which ever order you prefer. You can include or exclude pages as you see fit and place them in the order that suits your intended goal.
Use a laminator to ensure longevity of use.
Print and laminate each sheet of the Social Story, cutting down the center line there after. Attach book rings to create a book format.
Sit down with your child at a time they are relaxed and engaged. Read through the story and encourage any questions they may have. For students who may not be able to read, read the story for them and use the visual icons to help your child/student understand the different issues highlighted.
Ensure you keep your tone calm, relaxed and open to hearing/understanding any worries or anxieties your student/child may have. Use each page as a jumping off point for other worries your child may be feeling.