134. Social Stories for Kiddos with Down Syndrome (ft. Dr. Lina Patel, PsyD)

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Alright friends, it’s time to talk SOCIAL STORIES, those magical little books that help our kiddos with Down syndrome understand what’s expected of them in a new environment. Social stories are game changers when it comes to managing behaviors and transitions.. but don’t just take it from us. We have a social story expert on the show today! Dr. Lina Patel is a speaker, consultant, researcher, professor, and psychologist with almost 10 years of experience in the DS world. She’s breaking down the basics including the key elements (visuals, first person language, problem solving, and simplicity!) + she’s sharing some of her favorite resources for creating social stories. And maybe most importantly, we’re chatting about WHY certain behaviors occur and what we can do to support our kiddos in moments of stress. If you’ve ever thought about creating a social story, this is a good place to start!

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Learn more about Dr. Lina Patel here.

For more information on social stories, head to carolgraysocialstories.com

Check out some sample social stories on teacherspayteachers.com

For social stories on the go, check out the special stories app

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