Young children often have trouble with giving up their favorite toys such as an iPad or tablet. This “What to Do When iPad is All Done” social story was written to help children understand why they need to give up electronics and what they could do instead. This story will be particularly useful for children with autism, ADHD, or other developmental disorders. I use simple visuals to help explain these ideas to children in the form of a story. The last part of the story tells children what they can do when they’re not allowed to use the iPad. This includes taking a deep breath, asking to play later, and doing other fun things.
In this download, there are three major components:
- An 9 page PowerPoint social story that explains why children should not get angry/sad when giving up an iPad and what they could do instead. Each page contains simple images to go along with the story. The great thing about this Powerpoint is that it is FULLY EDITABLE. This means that you can change the text, erase/add images, and make other modifications to suit your individual children. So you can change iPad to Kindle or Tablet, or whatever else the child is using. Please just do not distribute or sell the modified versions.
- An 9 page PDF file that is READY TO PRINT and use with your students. Each page will be approximately 4″ x 6″. You can then staple, laminate the pages, or even bind them together to make a Social Story Book.
- A 1 page DOC file that is fully editable. You can use this file if you prefer a 1 page format to a book. It’s easy to laminate and keep near your student’s desk!
Overall, this package has everything you need to teach children what they can do when they need to give up the iPad! I think the simple language is perfect for children as young as preschool age.
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