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Ok Hands


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A social story to increase social understanding about people feeling uncomfortable when a person puts his/her hands in nose/pants. - developed for an 11 yo boy on the Autism Spectrum

Ok Hands

  1. 1. OK Hands! What Do I Do with Idle Hands? For ___________ The idea of socially comfortable hand behavior…
  2. 2. For:____________________ Date:_____________
  3. 3. Usually, my hands help me learn at school. <ul><li>My hands are usually busy. </li></ul><ul><li>I might be using my hands to write, hold a book or cut. </li></ul><ul><li>I might raise my hand in class. </li></ul><ul><li>I might applaud a presentation. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sometimes, I learn without using my hands. <ul><li>I listen with my ears. </li></ul><ul><li>I watch with my eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>My hands sometimes are idle. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Idle = not busy <ul><li>Idle means not being used at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>(Isn’t this a cool picture!) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Usually, my hands are busy at home. <ul><li>I play video games with my hands. </li></ul><ul><li>I build legos with my hands. </li></ul><ul><li>I use the computer with my hands. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, my hands are idle at home. </li></ul>
  7. 7. When my hands are idle, I can decide what to do with them.
  8. 8. Sometimes, when my hands are idle, I do things that make other people uncomfortable. This is a mistake. I want other people to feel comfortable around me.
  9. 9. Other people are uncomfortable if I put my hands in my nose . Other people are uncomfortable if I put my hands in my pants.
  10. 10. Instead, I can put my hands together when they are idle. This is a good idea. <ul><li>Sometimes, my hands can rest in my lap. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, my hands can sit on a table. </li></ul>
  11. 11. I can give my hands something else to do. <ul><li>Sometimes, my hands can go in my pockets. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, my hands can hold something. </li></ul>
  12. 12. My teachers and parents will help me. <ul><li>Teachers will help me with the hands “ok” cue. </li></ul><ul><li>Mom & Dad will help me with the hands “ok” cue. </li></ul>
  13. 13. I can do it! I can make good decisions when my hands are idle. THE END Kim Singleton, MS, CCC-SLP Email: Questions or comments? Please contact me! A generic social story developed by