Body Odour Social Story Examples

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Body Odour Social Story

Body Odour

Body odour is an unpleasant smell that happens when we sweat

Everyone can have body odour. It is caused by bacteria on the skin reacting with sweat and dirt. This is all healthy and normal but it can become a bit smelly. Sometimes we don't notice our own body smells, because we are used to it, but we might notice it on other people.

Washing with soap or shower gel each day is usually all we need to do to keep our skin clean. As we get older we need to wash our armpits carefully as they can easily become sweaty and smelly. Some people also choose to put a deodorant on their armpits. These reduce the amount of sweat produced and combat smells.

Everyone can sweat and become smelly. Washing carefully each day helps. Sometimes people need deodorant. When other people have body odour we try to ignore it.

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I Have Body Odour

Body odour is an unpleasant smell that happens when I sweat. It is worse if I don't wash.

If I have body odour people will not want to be near me. They might say that I am smelly or other unkind things.

If I wash each day I can stop my body odour from being a problem. Armpits can get really smelly so I need to spend time cleaning them with soap or body wash. I can also use a deodorant on my armpits to help stop body odour between washes.

Sometimes I may not notice my body odour. To make sure that I don't smell it is important to have a good daily routine for washing. When I have been sweating I may need extra washes.

It is not nice to have body odour. Washing carefully each day can help. Sometimes I may need a deodorant. When other people have body odour I can try to ignore it.

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Smelly People

Body odour is an unpleasant smell that happens when people sweat.

When someone near us has body odour it can be really unpleasant. It can make us want to quickly move away from them.

Sometimes we can not avoid being near someone who has body odour. When this happens it is important not to make a fuss about it. Instead, we have to try and ignore it.

Sometimes the smell is hard to ignore. We can ask an adult for help. Try to talk to the adult quietly so the person with the body odour does not hear. We don't want to hurt their feelings.

When other people have body odour we can try to ignore it. If possible we can talk to an adult and ask to be moved. We should always try hard so that we don't upset the feelings of someone with body odour.

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Use the above examples 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. Alternatively print out versions of the social stories are available below.

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Body Odour

Body Odour

A print out version of the Body Odour social story example above.

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I Have Body Odour

I Have Body Odour

A print out version of the I Have Body Odour social story example above.

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Smelly People

Smelly People

A print out version of the Smelly People social story example above.

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