Social Stories about Flatulence

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Flatulence

There are two social story examples:

Farting

A fart is the release of gas from the bottom. The correct name for it is flatulence.

It is often not polite to use the word ‘fart’ or ‘farting’. There are lots of other words for flatulence. Some are OK and some are not OK. It is usually OK to say ‘passing gas’ or ‘passing wind’.

Everyone needs to pass gas every day. It is important that we do so for our health.

Most of the time people don’t notice when they pass gas. But sometimes the gas can have an unpleasant smell or make a noise. It is not OK to make a fuss when someone near you passes gas. You can make them feel upset or embarrassed.

If you pass gas and someone else makes a fuss you may feel upset or embarrassed. It is usually best to ignore this and you will be OK.

Passing gas happens to everyone. Talking about it is usually not OK unless you have a problem.

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Flatulence

Flatulence is the release of gas from the bottom.

Everyone gets flatulence. it is a normal part of the digestive system. It is usual to release flatulence several times a day.

Sometimes flatulence can have an unpleasant smell but not always. Sometimes there may be a noise as it is released but not always. Sometimes you may know that you need to release gas and sometimes it can happen without warning. A lot of the time it happens without you noticing.

No one likes having flatulence but it is just something that everyone gets. People often try to hide their flatulence when near others. They might pretend to need something and walk away or go to the toilet. If someone releases gas near you it can be unpleasant but it is best to try and ignore it. If you need to release gas and can’t move away it is best to ignore it. If someone notices you may feel a little embarrassed but you will be OK.

Having flatulence is normal for everyone. It is usually best to ignore that it happens.

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Use the above examples 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 pictures can often help too. Each social story example is available in a printable format below.

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Farting

Farting Social Story Example

A print out version of the Lying 1 social story example above.

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Flatulence

Flatulence Social Story Example

A print out version of the Flatulence social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Social Story Introduction

Social Story Examples

Telling The Truth

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