There are various types of treatment available to parents of kids on the autistic spectrum to help them improve social skills in a child with autism. Probably one of the most significant of these autism treatments is autism social stories.
Autism social stories provide a step by step guide in the form of a visual prompt to explain what happens in a given situation: For example the autism social story shows the child with autism.
- An autistic social skills story shows what the situations is or where the place is
- An autistic social skills story shows who the people are
- An autistic social skills story shows what happens, the event, skill or behavior being mastered
- An autistic social skills story shows what the people say/do, what they are thinking/feeling and why
- An autistic social skills story shows what the child is expected to say/do in this situation. What others will expect.
A simple autism social story is short with visual images rather like a comic strip. Teachers of students that are on the autism spectrum use social skills stories in and around school to help their students that are on the autism spectrum cope with and understand what is expected of them at school for example school rules, assembly, PE lessons, recess and so on.
Many parents of kids on the autistic spectrum use autism social stories to help their child on the autism spectrum cope with skills like hygiene, visiting a dentist, hairdresser a meal out etc.
A child with autism will almost certainly need direct teaching of social and communication skills and many parents use autism social stories as a strategy for this.
A child on the autism spectrum will almost certainly need support in learning how to behave in an array of commonplace as well as out-of-the-ordinary situations.
For many parents of kids on the autistic spectrum a simple autism social story is needed for almost every occasion and skill. Social skills stories for a variety of occasions can be downloaded directly from sites such as: http://www.autismsocialstories.com and put to immediate use
Parents report autism social stories as a strategy to help improve social skills in a child with autism is beneficial. Other sites offering an array of various autism social stories can be found at: