Fire Drill at School - Autism Social Skills Story PECS - Elementary Preschool
Fire Drills are loud, stressful, and confusing. Using a social story to explain what is going to happen can really help ease the confusion and help things go more smoothly.
Basic Fire Drill Steps: (The book puts this into social story form)
1) The alarm will sound
2) LINE UP
3) WALK down hallways
4) HOLD RAILING
5) STOP when teacher stays "Stop" or "Wait"
7) STAY TOGETHER
Read this book several times before an upcoming fire drill. Let them know what to expect and what will be expected of them. EVEN letting the child hold onto and carry the book during the fire drill can be very reassuring to them.
This book has the added benefit of PECS Sentence Strips. This provides the additional benefit of attaching a picture to every word in the story. Because children with autism think in pictures, they also learn in pictures.
Purpose of social stories:
• I ncrease understanding
• D ecrease anxiety
• E ducate your child about an event
• A ffirm success
• S hare information
This story is 10 pages and measures approx. 8" x 6". ALL MATERIALS are printed in color on heavy duty card stock and heat laminated with commercial plastic. The book is bound with a vinyl coil binding and is extremely durable.
You may receive a yellow book or it may be a different color altogether. The inside of the book is the same.
The Autism Whisperer™
Visual Aids for Visual Kids™