Social stories are stories specifically written for kids with autism to help them deal with specific issues. They are ideal for kids with autism because they can be read again and again, autistic kids prefer repetition.
The social skills story provides the autistic child with accurate information in an easy to understand manner.
The skill or situation is broken down in to key points; the important social cues, and answers the key “wh” questions – who, where, why, when and what as well as giving an insight into the Â reactions the autistic child might expect to occur in the situation, the actions and reactions that might be expected of him, and why.
Social stories for kids with autism can be used for many situations and skills the child is struggling with; for example: answering questions, making friends, respecting personal space, even situations such as visiting Grandparents and the dentist, infact anything!
The objective being to increase the child’s understanding of, make him more comfortable in, and possibly suggest some appropriate responses for the situation they are having problems with.
Social stories for kids with autism can act like a visual planner, because they are visually rich with images or pictures they are easy to follow. Social skills stories are always written in first person text and from the ASD child’s point of view.
East to edit and personalize social skills stories are convenient and can be used in all situations including school and at home. Parents are able to edit the stories and add language that the ASD child’s familiar with.
The social skills story is printable therefore it can be easily transported. Acting like a role model a social skills story can answer tricky questions around puberty, on special occasions, about hygiene issues and so on.
Research suggests kids with autism respond extremely well to social skills stories.
For more info on how to use social skills stories and to gain access to downloads of these autistic resources visit: http://www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills
Or for more other autistic resources http://www.autismsocialstories.com