Calling Out Social Story

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Calling Out

Calling out is saying something out loud at the wrong time.

Calling out happens when we speak:

without waiting our turn
when someone else is already talking
when others are not ready to hear us

Calling out in class is not OK and can make teachers unhappy. Calling out an answer can also make other children unhappy because they lose their turn to say the answer. It is OK to know the answer and not say so.

It can be hard to remember to not call out. If we accidentally forget an adult might remind us again to not call out. This is OK. Trying our best to remember this class rule will make the teacher happy.

Calling out is not OK and can make others unhappy. It is important to wait your turn and not shout out unless the teacher asks you to.

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Use the above example to help you create your own social story matched to your child's needs. You may want to modify some of the language for very young children but try to avoid losing precise meaning when using more accessible language. Creating social stories with photos or picture can often help too. This example is available in a printable format below.

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Calling Out

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