Tracking: Social Story
When I want to pay attention to my thoughts and feelings, I can use a skill called tracking.
Tracking is when I use my senses to focus on all of the things happening in my body and to my thoughts and feelings.
I can pay attention to things I can see, hear, and feel.
I can pay attention to things I can smell and taste.
I can pay attention to how my body feels.
If my body feels comfortable, it might mean that I am in my resilient zone or OK zone.
If my body feels uncomfortable or I have feeling I do not like, it might mean that I am getting bumped out of my resilient zone or "OK" zone.
I can practice tracking by telling people I trust about the things I am thinking and feeling.
The more I practice tracking my thoughts and feelings the easier It will be to use this skill.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.