Transition to Specials

Updated: 8/30/2019
Transition to Specials
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Social Story Classroom

Social Stories in the Classroom

By Meghan Kyne

Social stories were initially designed to support children with ASD on a one-to-one basis. However, practitioners have realized the benefit of using these stories with children who have social struggles due to a variety of reasons, both individually and in whole group instruction.


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Storyboard Description

Direct instruction Social Stories - Transition to Specials

Storyboard Text

  • Okay class, it is time for Art. Please clean off your desk!
  • Please push in your chair and stand in front of your desk.
  • Please line up quietly.
  • When it is time to go to a special, Mr. Yetz will let us know by making an announcement to the class. Mr. Yetz will ask us to clean off our desks. I will put my materials away.
  • Once everyone has cleaned their desk, Mr. Yetz will say "Please push in your chair and stand in front of your desk." I will stand quietly by my desk.
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  • Then, Mr. Yetz will ask us to line up quietly at the door. I will have a calm body and a quiet voice.
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  • Mr. Yetz will tell the line leader when to begin walking. When we are in the hallway, I will have a safe body and a quiet voice. Loud voices and unsafe bodies disrupt other students' learning.
  • When we get to the special, we will line up outside the door and wait patiently until the teacher is ready for us. I will have a calm body and a quiet voice.
  • When the teacher is ready for us, I will walk to my seat and wait for instructions.