Autism social stories ARE an Intervention Strategy that is USED to HELP children on the autism spectrum scale learn and cope with skills, situations and behaviours that they ARE STRUGGLING to mater or understand.
Autism social stories CAN be implemented easily, need NO formal training to use.
Social stories answer the “wh” questions – who, where, why, when and what as well as”HOW” and give an insight into the thoughts feelings and emotions of others which is an area of marked weakness in children on the autism spectrum.
Following a set formula of sentence type a social skills story should be VISUAL, typically individuals with autism ARE visual thinkers and learners which means that they think in pictures, rather like a DVD or Video playing their thoughts in their head.
Consequently, social stories ARE visual, much like a comic script detailing the skills or behaviour with first person text and relevant images/pictures.
A good social skills story will describe the skill or situation in terms of relevant “social cues” and act like a role model or VISUAL PLAN. Helping individuals with autism get a better understanding of what is expected of them and what they CAN expect from others, this reduces stress and confusion and cuts down on meltdowns and inappropriate behaviours!
For example due to social skills deficits most children with autism struggle with social situations like making friends, shopping trips, talking on the telephone, asking questions, holding two-way conversations, going to the dentist, sharing and so on.
What are social skills deficits ?
Common to all with autism – social skills deficits affect:
Communication skills both verbal and non-verbal
And Imagination skills
Using autism social stories as an Intervention Strategy CAN greatly improve social skills deficits
The social skills story is convenient, can be edited, personalized, printed and can be tweaked to suit ALL individuals on the spectrum.
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