How do you get your kids to wash their hands well?!
My son is a visual learner. With Down syndrome and an auditory processing disorder, he learns best by modeling, specifically peer modeling.
So how do you get peer modeling in a time of social distancing?
How do you get your kid community in a time of quarantine?
We reached out and the community of kids eager to help others gave back. And what they helped create empowers and encourages my son to wash his hands; and, more importantly, wash it well.
To promote safety and healthy prevention of Coronavirus (COVID-19), these wonderful children have created a step-by-step video guide for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, and people of all abilities!
Many families helped create this social story to help in challenging times, one that we have been needing to help explain an important lesson for our Mighty Knightly. We would like to personally thank each and every one of these amazing families who took their time with everything going on to help inspire others like our son.
So join our Mighty Knightly for an important social story for all today:
LET’S WASH HANDS!
Why do we make Social Stories?
Our Social Stories are videos that guide step-by-step what someone can expect, what they need to do, and how to communicate their needs when these are challenges for them to do so. Research shows video-based modeling is a powerful tool for many types of people, especially children with disabilities such as Down syndrome or autism. In our Social Story, we include sign language, subtitles, and an AAC device called LAMP that Knightly uses to communicate.
How are you teaching your kids how to understand what is happening in the world today? How do you do community in a time of quarantine? How can we build up an inclusive community in a time of social distancing?
Let’s figure this out together.
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