Social Story Starter Kit: I Can Say Goodbye!
Social stories are evidence-based therapy materials that use positive, simple language and personalized pictures to explain concepts, goals, environments, and routines. TMV’s product, “I Can Say Goodbye!” was designed to help children understand how to say goodbye.
This social story is a great tool for therapists, teachers, and family members alike to give a child strategies for effective social communication.
How to Prepare?
- Print on heavy cardstock or laminate for durability.
- Refer to the dotted lines to cut out activity images.
- Glue the images onto the blank activity squares.
- Glue pictures of the child, his/her teacher, school, and friends in the appropriate squares.
How to Use?
First, create the social story with your client or child by filling in the blanks and adding pictures. Then, read the story with your client or child before they go home from school. Encourage the child’s parents or family members to read the story again after they arrive home. Reading the story after the desired behavior occurs helps reinforce positive social engagements.