No Pinching Social Stories

Instructor: Clio Stearns

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

Social stories can go a long way toward helping students improve their behavior. The ones in this lesson are oriented specifically toward helping students remember not to pinch other people.

Social Stories and Appropriate Behavior

Social stories are short, scripted anecdotes told from a child's point of view to illustrate appropriate ways of behaving in potentially challenging social situations. These stories can be especially meaningful for children with special needs that make it difficult for them to regulate their emotions and behavior, since social stories present explicit vocabulary and strategies for coping with particular scenarios and behaviors. This lesson offers social stories you can use to teach students not to pinch.

Not Pinching People You Know

I like to spend time with people I know. Sometimes, I spend time with my family. We play together at home and outside. Sometimes, I spend time with my friends. We play together at school or at the park. I also spend time with my teachers. They teach me things at school.

When I am with people I know, I sometimes get really excited and angry. I get excited when people make me happy or fill me up with energy. I get angry when someone says or does something I do not like.

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