Gaining Attention Social Story

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Gaining Attention Social Story

A social story about gaining someone's attention

Gaining attention is getting somebody to look and listen to you.

Before we can speak to someone or ask them a question we need to gain their attention. There are lots of ways of gaining someone's attention. Some ways are OK and are polite and some ways are not OK and can be rude.

Polite ways of gaining attention include:

Putting your hand up
Saying 'excuse me'
Standing quietly near the person
Waving to a friend
Smiling

Rude ways of gaining attention include:

Pulling at clothes
Shouting
Being silly
Getting angry
Butting in

When you need to gain someone's attention it is best to choose a polite way of doing so.

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Gaining Attention

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