Our social scripts aim to provide individuals with PWS more choice and control over foreseeing situations in which their innate drives, such as food seeking, may be challenged and assist them to make and process positive choices prior to situational exposure.
We appreciate that everyone is uniquely different, approaches, understanding and specific needs differ greatly. Our social scripts have been developed to provide support and guidance on common social situations and can be downloaded as a word document to be adapted to suit your individual needs.
We look forward to your feedback. If you have utilised any scripts we would love to hear your outcomes as well as any suggestions for other areas you would like to see covered.
Please see below social scripts which can be downloaded and edited to suit you individual needs.
A good skin routine is essential for people with PWS. Skin picking is a common problem and regular skin checks are an important part of monitoring health care needs.
To download the ‘Skin Routine’ social script, please click here
Going swimming is lots of fun, and a great way to introduce exercise into a routine. Swimming is often enjoyed so much, that people don’t realise they are exercising!
The water can also be beneficial for individuals with health concerns such as issues with weight bearing and mobility restrictions.
To download the ‘Going Swimming’ social script please click here. This social script can be modified to suit individual needs.
A good quality sleep is needed by everyone. Without sound sleep, cognitive brain development can be affected in children, and both children and adults may present with excessive tiredness, inability to concentrate, abnormal sleep patterns and narcolepsy.
One method used to assist with improved sleep, particularly for those affected with sleep apnea is to use a sleep machine. It can be difficult to adjust to, and can be confronting when first introduced.
This social script provides simple, positive script when discussing why the sleep machine is important and can be downloaded and adapted to suit individual needs.
To download the ‘Sleep Machine’ social script please click here.
Supporting someone through emotional feelings such as anger, and in situations where they may be acting in anger can be confronting and difficult.
The ‘Feeling Angry’ social script provides some ideas and prompts to use when assist someone to calm down. This social script can be downloaded and modified to suit individual needs.
To download the ‘Feeling Angry’ social script please click here.
Starting school is a huge transition for all children and their families.
This can be particularly difficult for individuals who already have a well established routine at home, and those who have additional support needs.
The ‘Starting School’ social script can be adapted to suit individual needs, as well as provide a base for other life transitions such as starting high school and leaving school.
To download ‘Starting Primary School‘ social script please click here.
Regular visits to the PWS clinic, or like specialists is important for individuals with PWS their families and support providers.
To download ‘Going to the PWS clinic’ social script please click here.
This can be modified to suit individual needs.
Dental hygiene is important for individuals with PWS as they can face increased dental health concerns due to issues such as, erosion of enamel from thickened saliva, teeth grinding and weakened teeth.
Positive dental health aids in keeping the whole body protected and helps to minimise susceptibility to other disease and illness.
To download the Teeth Brushing social script please click here. This can be modified to suit individual needs.
Grocery shopping is a big part of learning living skills, social skills, creating community connections and independent living.
It is a task that may be more difficult for some than others and we have found that planning and incorporating grocery shopping into part of a routine can ease some of those difficulties.
To download the Grocery Shopping social script, please click here. This can be changed to suit individual needs
Planning on how to tackle big events such as the Easter show can be tricky. With the large crowds, constant distractions and an abundance of food opportunity it can be a place that most parents approach with trepidation. This social script looks at pre-planning the day with agreed ‘rewards’ following a display of positive behaviour.
To download ‘Going to the Easter Show‘ social script please click here
This social script is a great tool to provide to family and friends who may need support in what to know when inviting someone who has PWS to a gathering.
To download the Invitation to Social Gatherings social script please click here
This social script explores the discussions regarding someone with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) going to a party.
It is a difficult area for parents and support people because wanting and knowing what is best for someone with PWS whilst wanting them to be equally included in their peers, family and friends activities can be difficult to balance.
We know and respect that everyone is different, their approach, understanding and specific needs differ greatly. Please know the social scripts developed are to provide support and guidance and can be downloaded as a word document and adapted to suit your individual needs.
We recommend using real photos of people, places and specific items where possible.
Please click here to download ‘Going to a party‘ social script
A one page profile is a great way of capturing key things about an individual to help family, friends, staff and other involved people understand them and how best to support them.
One page profiles are great for teachers and staff, and have been useful tools in situations such as hospitilisation or meeting new health professionals.
To view an example one page profile please click here
To down load the blank one page profile please click here