Indoor Voice Social Story

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Indoor Voice Social Story

Indoor Voice

An 'indoor voice' is speaking not too quietly or not too loudly, so that people close to us can hear us comfortably.

Usually we don't need to speak loudly when we are indoors. We can use our normal talking voice. This means that the people we are speaking to can hear us but other people are not disturbed. If it is really quiet in the room we usually need to talk a little quieter too.

Talking too loudly or shouting indoors can make other people upset. Adults may get cross with us if we talk too loudly.

It is usually OK to talk loudly or shout when outside on the playground. It is usually not OK to talk loudly or shout when indoors.

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Notes on creating your own personalised social story:

Use the above example 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. A print out version is also available below.

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Indoor Voice

Indoor Voice Social Story Example

A print out version of the social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Classroom Managment Resources

School Rule Resources

Social Story Examples

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