Spitting Social Story

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Spitting Social Story

There are two examples given and printable resources at the bottom of the page:

Spitting 1

Spitting is deliberately blowing saliva out of your mouth.

Spitting is a really unpleasant thing to do. It can spread illness and make people unwell.

It is not nice to see anyone spit on the ground. This can make people really upset or cross.

Spitting at a person is a really unkind thing to do and can get you into trouble with adults.

Sometimes when people speak a tiny bit of spit accidentally comes out. This is not wrong but we try not to do this.

Spitting on purpose is not OK. It is unpleasant and can make people angry with you.

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Spitting 2

Spitting is unpleasant, anti-social and can be a health hazard.

Sometimes people need to spit, to get rid of something unpleasant in their mouths. When this happens, they should use a toilet and spit into a tissue.

Sometimes when people speak a tiny bit of spit accidentally comes out. This is not wrong but it is important to try to avoid this.

Most people do not like to see anyone spit on the ground. It is an anti-social thing to do. Spitting in public places can make people really upset or cross.

Spitting at a person is never OK. It is a really disgusting thing to do and it may be a serious offence.

Spitting in public is not OK. It is unpleasant and can make people angry or cross.

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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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Spitting 1

Spitting 1

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

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Spitting 2

Spitting 2

A print out version of the Spitting 2 social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Social Story Introduction

Social Story Examples

Social Story Resources

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