Making mistakes is apart of life. How we react to those mistakes is what matters most. For individuals with autism, they may become extremely upset when they make a mistake. Today’s free autism resource not only helps to explain that mistakes are OK, but what to do after a mistake. We have broken mistakes into three categories: fix it, forget it, and apologize, with some examples.
How to Use this Social Guide to Understand Mistakes:
Read this to students when they are calm to help them understand the concept of mistakes and reactions to them. Then when students make a mistake, reference this chart to help them establish appropriate responses. You can also make a separate sheet with student’s common mistakes, and what their reactions could be.