There were a few things I knew this social narrative about death needed to accomplish:
It needed to use simple language to explain difficult concepts.
It needed to be custom-created to fit the after-life beliefs of this child and his family.
I needed this precious boy to hear that his mother had not abandoned him and that she still loved him.
Making a new friend can feel elusive and confusing for grown-ups. Most of us have felt the struggle to connect with new people. If you don’t know the steps involved in making a friend, it is going to be extremely difficult for you to know how to teach a child to make friends.
Have you been hunting for that perfect book study to use with your older speech therapy students? The book Wonder, by R.J. Palacio may just fit the bill! Reading this book with your students will give you a unique way to discuss nonverbal communication, perspective taking, vocabulary, and of course, kindness.
My favorite speechie thing to do is pragmatic language evaluations and therapy. I even like to write the reports. *gasp* . Try not to judge