Typically children with autism have difficulties with social and communication skills this is due to the Triad of autistic impairments or social skills deficits.
The Triad of autistic impairments affect three main areas of development: Social skills, Communication skills and Imagination skills.
It is these deficits that make it difficult for a child on the spectrum to interact socially and can make the child on the spectrum appear rude even aloof at times.
Treatments for autism ARE put in place to HELP overcome social skills deficits. Probably the most significant of the various treatments for autism available ARE “Social Skills Stories”
Generally social skills stories are written for a specific task or skill and WILL detail that skill or task in specific terms giving focus to the social cues.
Much like a Role Model or Visual Plan of the skill a breakdown of the skill or task into smaller sections like this video example of one of our social stories:
The social skills story aims to answer the “wh” questions – who, where, why, when and what as well as How and to give an insight into the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others which is an area of marked weakness for most autistic people.
Social story cards for teaching social skills to children with autism ARE social stories made simpler.
Social story cards are simply a social story broken into sections, with each section then put onto a separate card the cards are then shown individually like turning the pages of a book.
Social story cards for teaching social skills to children with autism ARE easy to USE, and can be put in place in the same manner as a regular social story.
To learn more and see a picture example of social story cards visit: http://www.autismsocialstories.com where you will find a section dedicated to this simpler version of the regular social story.