Teaching Social Skills to kids with autism; IS made easier by using appropriate autism visual support tools that have been developed and researched for the treatment of autism.
There is a wide variety of autism visual support tools available to help support children with autism.
Visual support tools such as social stories have grown in popularity over the last twenty years and are now considered one of the most significant tools available in the treatment of autism.
Children with autism tend to be visual thinkers and learners. Â Which means they will understand and absorb information a lot easier if the information is presented to them visually?
Consequently, parents of children with autism and teachers use visual support tools such as social stories, autism supprt cards and
Unlike a typically developing a child, the autistic child will not people watch or learn social and communication skills from their peers, parents or the environment.
Kids with autism rarely initiate imaginative or pretend play with their peers and prefer solitary play. They lack eye contact and find holding and maintaining conversation difficult.
Therefore using Autism visual support tools to help the autistic child interact, communicate and learn vital and less vital skills and behaviors is beneficial.
It is not necessary to have any formal training to be able to use social stories with your child, and many parents of children with autism find sites such as http://www.autismsocialstories.com very useful for downloads, support and information. Sites also offering visual support cards and PECS can be found at: http://www.autismsocialstories.com/visual_aids
Kids with autism can understand autism visual support tools such as autism social skills stories. Teaching Social Skills to kids with autism like: “Having a good conversation”, “Pretend play”, “Friends” and being a good sport.
A social story is a short descriptive visual story told from the autistic persons point of view, using first person language and visual images, much like a comic strip conversation.
Autism social skills stories arm the autistic child with the appropriate means to understand a skill or behavior that they may be struggling to understand
To download suitable, pictorially rich autism social skills stories visit any of the following sites: