Below you will find a social story about going to the doctor, to help children prepare for check-ups/appointments.
But first some quick instructions and information…
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For children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety disorders, or any child that may be apprehensive about a situation, social stories are a great method to help them get ready. Feel free to print this story out and read it several times with your child/client (without pressure), especially during the weeks and days leading up to an appointment. You can also use the print option to open the PDF if you have already downloaded Adobe Reader and still can’t view it below (this may happen on a tablet, phone, or mac).
We understand that not every situation is the same. Gender and ethnicity can vary with practitioners as well as the order of events and the procedures during an appointment. Feel free to discuss this with your child/client while reading the story if you think it will help with the visit. You can also make your own story, using real pictures from your child’s or another child’s appointment or pictures from Google Images.
Enjoy the Story!
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More Social Stories:
All About Going to School (helps prepare children for the school day and the expectations in school)
I am Going to a Restaurant (helps kids learn how to behave in a restaurant)
I Hate the Word No (great for kids who do not respond well to the word “no”)
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