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Using Public Restrooms: Social Story for Children with Aspergers and Autism

Here's a social story for Aspergers and Autistic kids about "using public restrooms":

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management


Anonymous said...

Louise June Foulkes my son holds himself til he gets home as when he went to school they used to bully him grrrrr
2 hours ago · Like

Cindy Mohammed Abril my son does to
2 hours ago · Like

Betty Rossborough-Nichols My son is 26 and still won't use a public bathroom. We use to stop after school at the library since it was a totally private handicapped single bathroom.
about an hour ago · Like

Shirley Kloberdanz-Arendt My grandson has a problem with the sounds of the toilets flushing. The automatic flushing toilets are the worst.
16 minutes ago · Like

Anonymous said...

My aspie son is 7 he won't use public restrooms that have the automatic flush in the toilets. I have shown him and explained to him that they will not hurt him but he will not use them.

Unknown said...

Try bringing post it notes with you to cover the sensor so it won't go off

What Are Social Stories?

Social stories” describe situations, skills, or concepts that model relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses. The goal of a social story is to teach specific skills in a manner that is easily understood by children with Aspergers and other Autism Spectrum Disorders. The child’s improved understanding of social events and expectations that result from reading/watching social stories often leads to more effective responses from the child.

Social stories for children with behavior problems due to Aspergers and other Autism Spectrum Disorders help teach more appropriate social skills. These children don't just “pick-up” social skills, so social stories can provide a great tool in teaching a skill in a direct way.

Social stories for these children help to give them a better understanding of other people's thoughts, feelings and views. They also help the child to better predict other people’s behavior based on their actions.

Social stories present various situations in a structured and direct way so that the child can understand a situation without having to "read between the lines". Social stories are written from the child's perspective and are simply illustrated using uncluttered drawings or photographs to depict each step of the story.

Social stories can be written about many different social and behavioral situations that children encounter in the school or any other environment. Some possible ideas for social stories include:

• circle time
• getting in line
• sharing toys
• sitting in the lunch room
• taking turns on the swings
• taking turns when playing games
• or any other situation that causes confusion for the child

=> How To Write Social Stories

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