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Social Stories on Eye Contact

Instructor: Clio Stearns

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

Making eye contact can be a real challenge for students with some disabilities. This lesson offers social stories that teach about the importance of eye contact and some strategies for making it easier.

Using Social Stories for Eye Contact

Social stories are anecdotes told from a hypothetical student's point of view regarding a socially challenging situation or skill set. They can help to teach ideas, strategies and words that will help students navigate the scenario. Students with autism, speech and language delays or struggles with physical and emotional regulation benefit from the carefully crafted nature of social stories. The social stories offered here are oriented toward teaching students about the importance of making eye contact with others.

Eye Contact With Friends

A friend is someone you trust and someone who trusts you back. A friend is someone you can have fun with, talk to and play with. I have friends in my class and in my neighborhood. I like to play card games with my friends, and I like to play soccer with them too.

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