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Roby's Social Story About Staying Calm

Social story for children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism -- "Roby the Robot" talks about how he stays calm. He also wants to know what YOU do to stay calm (use the comments link below the video to tell Roby what calms you down).


Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management


Anonymous said...

i usually watch tv to calm down. my favorite show is sponge bob!

Anonymous said...

I like to read when I am trying to be calm.

Anonymous said...

Me too ...reading or playing video games

Anonymous said...

My 14 yr old (Aspie) wants to be alone until he feels more in charge of his feelings. He says, "I just need to go to my room". As long as he comes out and we work on the problem or talk about it after he has calmed down, that was ok with me. It works for us because when he is angry/anxious he doesn't hear what I am saying anyway so we agree to (Think about it then talk).

Anonymous said...

I just go to my room for timeout.

Anonymous said...

I would play with Legos.

Anonymous said...

I like to swim when I get anxious. My name is Jack and I am 9 years old.

Anonymous said...

I try to forget about what happened. Sometimes I tell my mum what happened
and let her sort it out. i am 7 yrs old.

Anonymous said...

I would just go to my room get the computer and play video games on the computer.And anyways good video

Anonymous said...

I go for a walk or take a nap when I ammad.

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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