We all work with students who just can’t help themselves and have to tell you everything and anything and you’re “Don’t interrupt” catchphrase has no effect. Delve deeper into interrupting with this free mini social book to expand your student’s perspectives and take more socially appropriate steps to communicating more effectively.
Interrupting can bring on a range of different feelings and thoughts. Annoyed, frustrated, disappointed and angry can just be a few. Please spend the time to go into what other people think and feel. These social stories are aimed to ‘start’ the conversation, so you really need to use more resources to teach and expand the concept… it probably won’t be ‘learned’ in a day! I use visuals with visuals and have Thoughts and Feelings cards to explore this in more depth. This mini book addresses questions such as:
- “What is interrupting?”
- “Why shouldn’t I interrupt?”
- “What if I need to interrupt?”
- “How can I interrupt?”
- “What can I say?”
WHO SHOULD USE IT?
This is a book for the entire ‘team’.
- Families can use this as a reference at home.
- SLPs should have the book as a therapy teaching tool.
- Teachers and other people who work with the person can use this to support the skill in the school environment.
- …..and whoever the mini social book is intended for can refer to it in whatever environment they are in. The book is intended to be small for portability and discrete viewing!