Social Stories to Teach Children About Clothes

If you are looking for resources to help your child with special needs understand specific lessons or concepts about clothing, try using a social story! 

Social stories can help your child understand a specific situation or scenario and learn what the appropriate responses or reactions could be for them in that scenario. 

When it comes to clothing, you can check out our prepared social stories about keeping ones’ shoes on, where one is expected to wear shoes, and a social story about undergarments. 

If those don’t suit your needs, try creating your own social story! Be sure that the story is written from your child or student’s point of view and incorporates special interest areas such as favorite tv/movie or book characters, and activities they enjoy and to which they can relate. 

Social stories can help your child understand that shoes are important to wear when leaving the house or that a coat or jacket is necessary when the weather is cold outside. 

Check out our social stories about clothing today or create your own!

The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultant Andee Morris, M.Ed.

These behavior social stories may benefit your students.  They can be downloaded, saved and edited to suit your needs.  The * notation indicates the story is  formatted in a Power Point presentation and the ** notation indicates a Power Point with sound narration.  Each Power Point has animation included on each slide.  Some occur automatically – some occur on a “click”.  Feel free to send comments or questions to [email protected].

Keep Shoes On

All Different Kinds of Underwear

My Shoes*

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