A social story to prepare children to return to school after lockdown

October 7, 2021
COVID support
By Reframing Disability
Father Reading A Book To His Child

A social story is a learning tool to teach children how to navigate a new situation, such as starting school or how to deal with certain situations or problems, such as asking for help or waiting for a turn. It is a narrative that often includes images, either real-life photo examples or generic images.

Reframing Disability has prepared a social story for families to prepare their child for a return to the classroom.

There is a social story for students in Kindergarten to Year 2 and for students in Year 3 – 6. These year levels are a guide. We encourage you to look at both and decide on which story would best suit your child.

The social story is a PowerPoint template. Text can be edited and images added.

Social stories authored by Julie Cowmeadow, a speech pathologist.

Find other ‘Return to school after Lockdown’ resources developed by Julie and the Reframing Disability here.

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