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A. S. D. Social Skills Stories

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

A. S. D. social skills stories were first used around twenty years ago as a method for teaching and communicating with children on the spectrum.

They were developed to aid communication in both verbal and nonverbal kids with autism. The goal being that children on the spectrum were able to use the A. S. D. social skills stories as a tool to help them clarify and understand information and directions.

A. S. D. social skills stories provide the child with autism explanations and possible behavior suggestions for situations, skills and behaviors that they may find difficult or confusing.

Used effectively as a tool to teach social and communication skills to kids with autism spectrum disorder the  social story uses visual cues to show the child with autism what is expected of them as well as what they can expect from others.

Kids with autism spectrum disorder have social skills impairments which make social and communication skills difficult to master.

ASD social stories therefore help to teach social and communication skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, visually almost like a comic strip script, the skill or behavior in terms of relative social cues and prompts making it easier for the child with autism to understand the “wh” question (who, where, When, what and why)

Research shows us that teaching social skills to kids with autism spectrum disorder is made easier when visual aids are used.  

Consequently, parents with autistic children and teachers use visual tools such as social skills stories for teaching social skills to kids with autism spectrum disorder. The social skills story is visually rich and is used much like a step by step visual plan detailing the skill being mastered.

Showing the child with autism visually possible outcomes, giving focus to the key points, showing the child with autism spectrum disorder how another person may re-act or feel in the situation by describing another’s point of view.

The social skills story can also be used to help with routine changes, teaching skills and behaviors, explaining rules and so on…

ASD social stories use a specifically defined style and format. They are mainly written by experts in autism.

Many parents with autistic children, teachers as well as other professionals use social skills stories for autistic children to teach even the most basic social skills such as tooth brushing to complex social skills like attending a wedding, a birth even explaining how to make friends, have conversations, ask questions and more.

To download A. S. D. social skills stories for autistic children on a variety of issues visit any of the following sites:

http://www.autimsocialstories.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/sensory

http://www.autismscoialstories.com/social_skills

 

ASD Social Stories

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Social stories ARE visual intervention strategies which teach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) self awareness, self help, calming and behaviour management skills as well as appropriate communication skills.

 

ASD social stories are written to help pave the way for a positive social interaction or behaviour. Unlike typically developing children a child on the spectrum will not naturally learn social and communication skills and behaviours and will NEED DIRECT TEACHING.

 

ASD social stories can be used for a wide variety of issues including hygiene, making friends, at school, out and about and in the home etc.

 

ASD Social stories are USED to help children on the autism spectrum cope with and plan for transitions, ask questions, hold conversations, go shopping and so on. Generally ASD social stories should contain images or photos, to help the child on the spectrum better understand what is being presented.

 

Mostly children on the autism spectrum ARE visual thinkers and learners, which means they think in pictures, which means visual intervention strategies ARE much easier for them to understand.

 

Social stories will normally follow a set pattern of sentence type: Perspective, Descriptive, Directive, And Control sentences.

 

Social stories help teach a skill or behaviour the child on the spectrum is struggling with by giving the child a clear outline much like a framework or visual plan of the skill or behaviour allowing them to visually see what is expected of them and why.

 

By answering the ever important “wh” questions – who, where, why, when and what as well as “HOW” and by giving an insight into the thoughts feelings and emotions of others.

 

This ability is missing in children with autism spectrum disorder and is often referred to as “mind blindness” as typically developing individuals we have a natural ability to read facial expression and body language and then determine what another person is feeling or thinking, this is missing in autistic individuals which can at times cause problems with social misunderstandings and so on.

 

Mostly autistic individuals live in a literal world and can be blind to the emotions and feelings of those around them making friendships hard to maintain and social rules hard to follow. By implementing ASD social stories YOU are able to help teach a skill or behaviour the child on the spectrum is struggling to master. Acting like a role model a social story can be implemented easily and will need no formal training to use.

 

Most ASD social stories can be edited as no two autistic individuals will ever be the same and we all use different terminology with our own child etc, therefore a social story should be editable and easy to personalize.

ASD social stories can be printed for convenience of use, making them easy to use everywhere and anywhere they are needed.

 

Social stories ARE excellent visual intervention strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can be found on sites such as: http://www.autismsocialstories.com

 

By using social stories with your ASD child you can help reduce stress and unwanted behaviours and teach new skills leading to positive results.

 

To find out more about how a social story WILL HELP your ASD child visit any of these following sites: http://www.autismsocialstories.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/preschool

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills

Teaching self help skills to teens with autism

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Teenagers with autism tend to miss many social cues therefore direct teaching of social skills is beneficial.

 

For typically developing teenagers learning acceptable social skills is difficult, they tend to miss subtle cues, fail to recognise changes to tone of voice, facial expression body language changes and so on. Having social skills deficits, being unable to read verbal and non verbal signals is going to hinder a teen with autism.


Having social skills deficits is common to all teenagers with autism, the degree of symptom is dependant on the individuals own degree development as no two teens with autism will ever be the same.


Treatments of autism developed to help teens on the spectrum cope with and learn acceptable social and communication skills are beneficial.

 

One of the major treatments of autism used around this time is social stories. Many teens on the spectrum will already be familiar with the uses of social stories and may have used them through school and growing up.

 

Social skills stories were first developed twenty years ago to help aid communication for children with autism. But since then their use has increased and today they are widely used for all individuals with autism to help them not only communicate but also learn social, interaction, communication and imagination skills and behaviours. They are also used extensively for teaching self help skills to teens with autism with good effect.

 

Teaching self help skills to teens with autism such as hygiene skills, puberty, menstruation and so on, all life skills a teen on the spectrum may struggle to understand but will undoubtedly need to learn.

 

Social skills stories are normally written following a set pattern of four main sentence types: Perspective, directive, descriptive and control sentences. The social story will use first person text in a manner individuals with autism understand. A social story is generally visual; individuals on the spectrum are visual thinkers and learners making visual representation beneficial and easier to comprehend.


The social skills story acts as a role model for individuals on the spectrum showing and answering the “wh” questions who, where, when, why, and what as well as giving an insight into the thoughts, expressions and feelings of others all helping the autistic teen feel more comfortable with and in the situation.

 

Teaching self help skills to teens with autism need not be an uphill struggle, using social skills stories is beneficial. To learn more about how a social skills story could benefit your autistic teen visit: http://www.autismsocialstories.com/autistic_teens

 

Social stories specifically aimed at hygiene issues can be found at http://www.autismsocialstories.com/hygiene


Other ASD teen social stories can be found at http://www.autismsocialstories.com/asperger_adolescents

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/asd_teens


All ASD teen social stories are written by an expert in autism. Other social stories can be found at http://www.insideautisticminds.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com

Social stories for children with ASD

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Social Stories are used as a tool when teaching social and communication skills to children with ASD. Therapist Carol Gray first introduced the concept of social stories to help her communicate with the autistic children she was working with.

Social stories for children with ASD provide the child with a visual representation and possible behavior suggestions for situations, skills and behaviors that they may find difficult or confusing.

ASD social stories are used by parents of autistic children and teachers to help improve social and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. ASD Social stories use visual cues that show the child with ASD what is expected of them as well as what they can expect.

All children with autism spectrum disorder will have social skills deficits; which make social and communication skills and behaviors difficult for them to master.

Studies reveal that teaching social and communication skills to children with autism spectrum disorder is one of the best indicators of positive long-term outcomes in the child’s development.

Consequently, parents of autistic children and teachers use tools such as social stories to improve and teach social and communication skills and behaviors. A simple social skills story can help a child with autism identify the important cues in a given situation.

A simple social skills story can show a child with ASD visually possible outcomes, for the skill or situation by giving focus to the key points, the social cues; thus, showing the child with autism spectrum disorder how another person may re-act or feel in the situation by describing another’s point of view.

A simple social skills story can also explain rules, routines, situations, upcoming events or abstract concepts; and how the child with ASD can understand others emotions, thoughts and feelings, expectations, cope with changes to routines and learn appropriate skills and behaviors.

ASD social stories use a specially defined formula. Generally written by experts, using first person language and normally visually rich. Most children with autism spectrum disorder are visual learners making visual social skills stories an ideal teaching tool.

Many parents of autistic children, as well as teachers and other professionals use social stories for children with ASD to help improve and teach even the most basic social skills such as tooth brushing to complex social skills like attending a wedding, a birth even explaining how to make friends, have conversations, ask questions and more.

To download social stories for children with ASD on a variety of issues visit any of the following sites:

http://www.autismsocialstories.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/sensory

http://www.autismscoialstories.com/social_skills

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school_resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Skills Stories

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Autism Spectrum Disorder social Stories were first developed around twenty years ago as a method for teaching and communicating with individuals on the spectrum.

They were developed to aid communication in both verbal and nonverbal autistics. The goal being that individuals on the spectrum were able to use the autism spectrum disorder social skills stories as a tool to help them clarify and understand information and directions.

Autism Spectrum Disorder social skills stories provide the child with ASD explanations and possible behavior suggestions for situations, skills and behaviors that they may find difficult or confusing.

Used effectively as a tool to teach social and communication skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder the  social story uses visual cues to show the child with ASD what is expected of them as well as what they can expect from others.

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder have social skills impairments which make social and communication skills difficult to master.

ASD social stories therefore help to teach social and communication skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, visually almost like a comic strip script, the skill or behavior in terms of relative social cues and prompts making it easier for the child with ASD to understand the “wh” question (who, where, When, what and why)

Research shows us that teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder is made easier when visual aids are used.

Consequently, parents with autistic children and teachers use visual tools such as social skills stories for teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder. The social skills story is visually rich and is used much like a step by step visual plan detailing the skill being mastered.

Showing the child with ASD visually possible outcomes, giving focus to the key points, showing the child with autism spectrum disorder how another person may re-act or feel in the situation by describing another’s point of view.

The social skills story can also be used to help with routine changes, teaching skills and behaviors, explaining rules and so on…

ASD social stories use a specifically defined style and format. They are mainly written by experts in autism.

Many parents with autistic children, teachers as well as other professionals use social skills stories for autistic children to teach even the most basic social skills such as tooth brushing to complex social skills like attending a wedding, a birth even explaining how to make friends, have conversations, ask questions and more.

To download Autism Spectrum Disorder social skills stories for autistic children on a variety of issues visit any of the following sites:

http://www.autimsocialstories.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/sensory

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills

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ASD social stories

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

ASD social stories are used as a tool when teaching social and communication skills to children with ASD. Social stories were first developed around twenty years ago by therapist Carol Gray as a tool to help her communicate and teach the autistic children she was working with.

ASD social stories provide the child with ASD explanations and possible behavior suggestions for situations, skills and behaviors that they may find difficult or confusing due to their individual autism symptom.

ASD social stories are used by parents of autistic children and teachers to effectively teach social and communication skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Social stories use visual cues that show the child with ASD what is expected of them as well as what they can expect.

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder have social skills impairments; it is due to these social skills impairments that a child with ASD has difficulties with social and communication skills and behaviors.

As with typically developing children no two autistic children will ever be the same and therefore the severity of autism symptom will vary. ASD social stories can be adapted to suit individual needs and abilities.

Research shows us that teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder has been identified as one of the best indicators of positive long-term outcomes in the child’s development.

Consequently, parents of autistic children and teachers use tools such as social stories to teach and re-enforce social skills. The social skills story will help the child with autism identify the important cues in a given situation.

The social skills story will show the child with ASD visually possible outcomes, giving focus to the key points, showing the child with autism spectrum disorder how another person may re-act or feel in the situation by describing another’s point of view.

It will also explain rules, routines, situations, upcoming events or abstract concepts; and how the child with autism spectrum disorder can understand expectations, cope with changes to routines and learn appropriate skills and behaviors.

ASD social stories use a specifically defined style and format. They are mainly written by experts in autism and are usually visually rich. Most children with autism spectrum disorder are visual learners making visual social skills stories an ideal teaching tool.

Many parents and teachers as well as professionals use social skills stories for autistic children to teach even the most basic social skills such as tooth brushing to complex social skills like attending a wedding, a birth even explaining how to make friends, have conversations, ask questions and more.

To download ASD social skills stories for autistic children on a variety of issues visit any of the following sites:

http://www.autimsocialstories.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/sensory

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school_resources

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