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Using Social Stories with Children

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Social Stories are used as an Intervention Strategy to teach social skills to children on the autism spectrum disorder scale.

 

Using social stories with children on the autism spectrum disorder scale has been proven effective and is today one of the major Intervention Strategies available, that is easy to implement and needs no formal training to use.

 

A social skills story is a simple Intervention Strategy that uses images and short pieces of text in a story like fashion, much like a comic script to describe a social situation or skill from the child’s perspective.

 

Social Stories are used for various situations, behaviours and skills; for example: A social skills story can be used to help prepare a child on the spectrum for transitions and changes to routines or to help the child on the spectrum learn new skills and behaviours or to re-enforce an already learnt skill.

 

The purpose of using social stories with children on the autism spectrum scale is to help them prepare and learn skills by practising the skill, the social skills story acts like a visual framework or visual plan mapping out the skill into small easy to understand pieces.

 

Social Stories are Intervention Strategies which answer the “wh” questions: who, where, why, when and what as well as “HOW”  and give children with autism an insight into the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others, which is an area of marked weakness for children on the autism spectrum scale.

 

Research shows teachers and parents alike are using Social Stories to help teach social skills to children on the autism spectrum disorder scale with positive results.

 

Each social skills story uses different sentence types: Perspective, Directive, Descriptive and Control sentences is a set formula. Most Social Stories are colourful and can be edited to suit each individual child, as no two children on the autism spectrum disorder scale are the same and we all use different terminology.

 

To learn more about Social Stories and how they teach social skills to children on the autism spectrum disorder scale as well as get immediate access to Social Stories which can be edited, personalized and printed making them convenient and easy to use visit: http://www.autismsocialstories.com

 

Using social stories with children on the autism spectrum disorder scale is an effective Intervention Strategy used widely in school, colleges and homes by parents, teachers and other professionals teaching and caring for children with autism.

 

Visit: http://www.autismsocialstories.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills

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