define expected behavior
Story strips can communicate a specific expected behavior.
"It is time to sit and work. Time to be quiet."
Eating a meal
"Sit in the chair. Now it is time to eat. When you are finished, you can have a cookie!" A reward after completing the expected behavior can be very motivating.
stop inappropriate behavior
Story strips can be a helpful way to stop inappropriate behavior.
"Do not play in the water when Mom is on the phone!"