I have been working on greetings a lot lately, particularly because it is a skill that STARTS an interaction and can hopefully keep it going. This mini social book is intended to be used as a visual resource for people who are working on developing their social-pragmatic language skills. It was important for me to write a quick social story that didn’t just tell my students what to do, but touches on the ‘why’ as well so that they can start to think about people and their feelings.
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This book about greetings contains four small pages (which fit on a normal sheet of paper). For durability, just laminate and secure with a single binding ring. It addresses the following information:
- What is a greeting?
- Why should I greet someone?
- When should I greet someone?
- How do I greet?
- What do I say?
WHO SHOULD USE IT?
This is a book for the entire ‘team’ and the book is small enough that everyone can have a copy and use as a reference tool.
- SLPs should have the book as a therapy teaching tool – teach the ‘why’ behind the concept.
- Teachers and other people who work with the person can use this to support the skill in the school environment.
- Families can use this as a reference at home and when they are out in the community.
- …..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!
If you want to find a place of all my fave Social-Pragmatic resources, follow my Pinterest page for the latest updates. More free mini Social Books in this series includes: When you cheat, When I can’t control myself, How to give compliments and When you interrupt.