Why Questions for Special Education

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This unit on asking why addresses the challenges students with special needs may have in communicating and asking why. There is a book, power card, and worksheets to help students review the process of asking why. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on asking why. This repetition encourages true understanding of the importance of being able to ask why. Finally, many of the asking why activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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Asking Why Communication Unit Includes:

• 18 page social story with real-life engaging pictures and simple to read text on asking why

• Power card for students to carry as a discreet reminder on steps to asking why

• 10 cut and paste worksheets reviewing common answers to some of the “why” questions students often ask

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 studies 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