Following Verbal Directions Social Stories and Activity

Total Pages: 39
File Size: 2 MB



Following Verbal Directions contains the same social story in 3 different formats. The material is specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This social story on following verbal directions addresses things to remember so the student c will be more successful following directions. The different versions allow you to connect with more learning levels with the same content. Finally, the following directions activity allows for an opportunity to assess how well the student understands and can recall the expectations.

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Following Verbal Directions Includes:

• 12 page story on following verbal directions using photos
• 12 page story on following verbal directions using symbols
• 11 page student booklet in BW to color and assemble
• Sorting activity


Teaching students appropriate behavior and response/reactions to various situations is a challenge we face as special education teachers. This is why I feel it is so critical to teach these skills in a safe, non-stressful situation, NOT while the behavior is occurring. If you target and protect instructional time to teach these social skills, you are more likely to see them transfer to naturally occurring settings. I know there never seems to be enough time to teach what you need to in a school day, but you will not be sorry if you put time aside every day to work on building better social skills in a thoughtful and structured manner. My hope is that these social stories and related activities will make that task a little easier for you.

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★★★I have many other social stories available (too many to list here). Just click on the social stories tab to the left in my store.

Please check out my blog page on social stories:

My Thoughts on Social Stories for more ideas on how to use this resource and one of my biggest “aha” moments as a teacher.

I also have some FREE video resources you may find helpful when using social stories:

Social Stories: A Powerful Behavior Management Tool

Writing Your Own Social Stories