If you want a copy of the social story, you can find it HERE.
Monday, April 14, 2014
I have one student that eats from the trashcan, that will pick stuff up off the ground and eat it, and that finds gum under tables and pops it into his mouth. This is definitely behavior we want to change!! It came to a head one day when we were at the park and someone had left a soda can partially filled next to a bench. He was far enough away that I couldn't see what kind of drink it was at first, and I was freaked out that it was alcohol, but it turned out to be Diet Dr. Pepper. Anyway, he drank the remainder in the can before I got there. This is the same student that I needed to create the poison lesson/unit for as he ate poisonous berries and plants while he was out in the community with us. Definitely a problem. So then I created this social story to deal with the trash situation. He's done ok with it. He slips up occasionally, but isn't being sneaky about it like before, he just forgot. When we see this behavior and say something, he spits it out. I wish he would stop altogether, but baby steps work, too.