Getting Dressed Social Stories

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Getting Dressed Social Stories

Getting Dressed

Getting dressed is putting on the right clothes so that I am ready for the next part of my day.

At home my parents like it when I get dressed quickly without making a fuss.

If I take too long to get dressed my parents may get cross with me.

Sometimes I might not want to get dressed. I might want to do something else. Feeling like this OK but it is still important to do the right thing.

If I don't get dressed my parents may get angry with me.

It is good to get dressed quickly when my parents ask me to. I may sometimes not want to but I still need to get dressed. If I do this I will be OK and so will my parents.

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Why We Get Dressed

We get dressed so that we have the right clothes on. What we wear depends on what we are going to do next.

People usually change clothes at least twice a day. Most people will have special clothes that they wear for sleeping in. In the morning people usually change into day clothes. Sometimes people change again for a special purpose like doing sport. Sometimes people need to change clothes because their clothes have got dirty. There can be lots of reasons.

It is important to have the right clothes on. Sometimes there are rules about what people can wear in certain places. Some adults have to wear uniforms for work and some children wear uniforms for school.

Getting dressed is just a thing that we do when needed each day. Choosing the right clothes is important. This depends on where we are going and what we are doing.

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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 also available in a printable format below.

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Getting Dressed

Getting Dressed Social Story

A print out version of the Getting Dressed social story example above.

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Why we get dressed

Why We Get Dressed Social Story Example

A print out version of the Why We Get Dressed social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Changing For PE Social Story Examples

School Uniform Social Story

Wearing Clothes Social Story Examples

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