Eye Contact Social Story

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Eye Contact Social Story

Eye Contact

Eye contact is when you look at another person's eyes.

Eye contact is important during a conversation because it lets the other person know that you are listening or talking to them. Most people, you talk to, like it when you make eye contact with them.

Eye contact may sometimes feel uncomfortable. This can happen when we feel anxious, sad or afraid.

Eye contact can also feel uncomfortable if we stare. Looking away from time to time can make it more comfortable.

Most of the time eye contact is OK. Sometimes it may feel not OK but it is important to try. Looking at the person then away can often help.

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Notes on creating your own personalised social story:

Use the above example to create your own personalised social story for the child. If you need to modify the language to support younger children ensure that the exact meaning intended remains clear and unambiguous. You may want to add photographs or pictures to illustrate the meaning or provide motivation to use. A print out version is also available below.

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Eye Contact

Eye Contact Social Story Example

A print out version of the social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Saying Please Social Story

Saying Thankyou Social Story

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