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Improving Social Behavior

Trying New Things

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Purpose:  To give individuals with special needs a strategy for easing anxiety related to trying new things.

Real Life Examples

A new food


 A new school


 A new job


  • Review the social article
  • Select a “new thing” to plan and prepare for
  • Complete the Circle form graphic organizer to lay out the steps
  • Follow the plan on the Circle form
Many individuals with special needs have anxiety around trying new things. This anxiety can limit their knowledge about their world and their opportunities to find things they enjoy. Structuring these experiences through planning and preparation can help ease anxiety and set up the situation for success.

Sample Form: