Making Mistakes Social Stories

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, but different people respond to mistakes very differently. The social stories in this lesson will help your students with special needs think about what they can learn from their mistakes.

Learning to Make Mistakes

Making mistakes is an important part of learning, but many of us struggle to cope with the emotions that can go along with making mistakes. The frustration can be especially challenging for anyone who struggles with emotional regulation or language. Social stories offer scripted language from the students' supposed point of view to help them think about the concepts, language and skills involved in difficult social scenarios. This lesson gives you some social stories that will guide your students with special needs through making mistakes.

Making Mistakes at Home

At my house, I have different chores and things to do. I make my bed every morning and I set the table before dinner every evening. I know that when I do these chores, I am really helping my family, and that feels good. It makes me so proud!

I do a lot of helpful things in my house, but sometimes I also make mistakes. Sometimes I forget something I am supposed to do, or I do something wrong. By mistake, I might break something or get to the table too late to set it on time for dinner.

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