Special Olympics Social Stories

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

Social stories can be useful tools when preparing students for events that are not a part of their everyday routines. The social stories in this lesson address the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics

Special events can cause quite a stir in the classroom, especially for students whose cognitive or social disabilities make new things challenging. If your students participate in the Special Olympics, they may need preparation.

Along with practice racing or performing in other events, social stories make for good preparation tools. Social stories use simple terms to explain both what students can expect from a situation and what is expected of the students. Here are some social stories about the Special Olympics. Any personalized details or photographs that you can add will increase the impact of these stories.

Special Olympics Social Stories

Special Olympics Are Tomorrow!

We have a very special field trip tomorrow. We're going to the Special Olympics! I can't wait. I'm going with my friends from school - Steve, Kendra, Alvin, Mikayla, and Leila. There will be some kids from another class going, too.

Mr. Cannon, our gym teacher, has been helping us to practice. We practiced running, jumping, and throwing. We worked hard! Mr. Cannon told us to do our best tomorrow.

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