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Zigger Zaggers


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This is a social story to help a child understand internal anxiety and suggest steps to feel better.

It is intended to be personalized with names, pictures and activities relevant to the child.

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Zigger Zaggers

  1. 1. Having a Zigger-Zagger For ___________ The idea of handling anxiety…
  2. 2. I usually feel good. <ul><li>I can feel… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>happy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>calm. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Sometimes I get upset. <ul><li>I might feel… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bad. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tense. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Being upset feels like… <ul><li>a fire inside me. </li></ul><ul><li>an explosion. </li></ul><ul><li>electricity. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Upset = Zigger-Zagger!
  6. 6. Everyone has Zigger-Zaggers. <ul><li>Moms </li></ul><ul><li>Dads </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>ME! </li></ul>
  7. 7. I can handle a Zigger-Zagger.
  8. 8. First… <ul><li>I take a </li></ul><ul><li>deep breath. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Second…. <ul><li>I relax my body. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Third… <ul><li>I make a different choice . </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Zigger-Zagger will end when I… <ul><li>Take a deep breath. </li></ul><ul><li>Relax my body. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a different choice. </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Zigger-Zagger does NOT last forever. <ul><li>I can finish a Zigger-Zagger. </li></ul><ul><li>Zigger-zaggers do not make bad days. </li></ul><ul><li>I can feel good again. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The End! Kim Singleton, MS, CCC-SLP Email: Questions or comments? Please contact me! A generic social story developed by