Course Time: 35 Minutes
Enroll in Course for FREE
For the second installment of our new protecting children series, we are pleased to provide you with this free course from our friend Tara Tuchel at Autism Little Learners. The Institute for Childhood Preparedness and Autism Little Learners teamed up to create a series of social stories to help children prepare for safety and emergency preparedness drills. These books are for all children to enjoy, but they are also aimed at helping children with Autism understand, learn, and communicate new concepts. Our social stories help prepare children ahead of time for the changes in routine that come with performing safety drills.
This course will teach participants how to introduce new concepts in the classroom and how to use social stories to teach children about emergency preparedness drills in a safe and comfortable environment. Participants will receive free copies to download of the following drills: Fire Drill, Tornado Drill, Active Shooter Drill (Bees to a Beehive), Hurricane Social Story, and Wildfires Social Story.
Thank you so much to Tara Tuchel from Autism Little Learners for all your important work helping children with Autism.
Discuss how to use visual supports to teach and prepare children for upcoming changes in their routine
Identify at least two ways to prepare and meet children at their level for emergency preparedness drills
Describe the best learning environment to teach children about drills through social stories
Identify at least two resources to have available when performing emergency preparedness drills
Describe how to help children and support them as they return to school