Posts Tagged ‘parents with autistic children’

A. S. D. Social Skills Stories

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

A. S. D. social skills stories were first used around twenty years ago as a method for teaching and communicating with children on the spectrum.

They were developed to aid communication in both verbal and nonverbal kids with autism. The goal being that children on the spectrum were able to use the A. S. D. social skills stories as a tool to help them clarify and understand information and directions.

A. S. D. social skills stories provide the child with autism explanations and possible behavior suggestions for situations, skills and behaviors that they may find difficult or confusing.

Used effectively as a tool to teach social and communication skills to kids with autism spectrum disorder the  social story uses visual cues to show the child with autism what is expected of them as well as what they can expect from others.

Kids with autism spectrum disorder have social skills impairments which make social and communication skills difficult to master.

ASD social stories therefore help to teach social and communication skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, visually almost like a comic strip script, the skill or behavior in terms of relative social cues and prompts making it easier for the child with autism to understand the “wh” question (who, where, When, what and why)

Research shows us that teaching social skills to kids with autism spectrum disorder is made easier when visual aids are used.  

Consequently, parents with autistic children and teachers use visual tools such as social skills stories for teaching social skills to kids with autism spectrum disorder. The social skills story is visually rich and is used much like a step by step visual plan detailing the skill being mastered.

Showing the child with autism visually possible outcomes, giving focus to the key points, showing the child with autism spectrum disorder how another person may re-act or feel in the situation by describing another’s point of view.

The social skills story can also be used to help with routine changes, teaching skills and behaviors, explaining rules and so on…

ASD social stories use a specifically defined style and format. They are mainly written by experts in autism.

Many parents with autistic children, teachers as well as other professionals use social skills stories for autistic children to teach even the most basic social skills such as tooth brushing to complex social skills like attending a wedding, a birth even explaining how to make friends, have conversations, ask questions and more.

To download A. S. D. social skills stories for autistic children on a variety of issues visit any of the following sites:

http://www.autimsocialstories.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/sensory

http://www.autismscoialstories.com/social_skills

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Skills Stories

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Autism Spectrum Disorder social Stories were first developed around twenty years ago as a method for teaching and communicating with individuals on the spectrum.

They were developed to aid communication in both verbal and nonverbal autistics. The goal being that individuals on the spectrum were able to use the autism spectrum disorder social skills stories as a tool to help them clarify and understand information and directions.

Autism Spectrum Disorder social skills stories provide the child with ASD explanations and possible behavior suggestions for situations, skills and behaviors that they may find difficult or confusing.

Used effectively as a tool to teach social and communication skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder the  social story uses visual cues to show the child with ASD what is expected of them as well as what they can expect from others.

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder have social skills impairments which make social and communication skills difficult to master.

ASD social stories therefore help to teach social and communication skills to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, visually almost like a comic strip script, the skill or behavior in terms of relative social cues and prompts making it easier for the child with ASD to understand the “wh” question (who, where, When, what and why)

Research shows us that teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder is made easier when visual aids are used.

Consequently, parents with autistic children and teachers use visual tools such as social skills stories for teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder. The social skills story is visually rich and is used much like a step by step visual plan detailing the skill being mastered.

Showing the child with ASD visually possible outcomes, giving focus to the key points, showing the child with autism spectrum disorder how another person may re-act or feel in the situation by describing another’s point of view.

The social skills story can also be used to help with routine changes, teaching skills and behaviors, explaining rules and so on…

ASD social stories use a specifically defined style and format. They are mainly written by experts in autism.

Many parents with autistic children, teachers as well as other professionals use social skills stories for autistic children to teach even the most basic social skills such as tooth brushing to complex social skills like attending a wedding, a birth even explaining how to make friends, have conversations, ask questions and more.

To download Autism Spectrum Disorder social skills stories for autistic children on a variety of issues visit any of the following sites:

http://www.autimsocialstories.com

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/school

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/sensory

http://www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills

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How does autism affect family life?

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Autism spectrum disorder is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting the way an individual’s brain develops. Autism spectrum disorder is not a form of mental retardation autism spectrum disorder is a *brain disease*.


Individuals receiving a diagnosis of autism will have deficits in the triad of autistic impairments. A diagnosis of autism is not the end of the world; however a diagnosis of autism can be hard to comprehend and deal with. Many families will undoubtedly face an uphill struggle with their autistic child.

 

After a diagnosis of autism it is essential you gain as much information as possible about this complex disorder. Early intervention in many cases is very beneficial.


A significant number of parents with autistic children use the internet as a means of support and information. Sites offering support forums are a place families with autism can swap support and information.

 

Other sites offer information on issues such as how does autism affect family life and give practical advice on resources used to help manage autistic behaviors as well as teach and enforce positive social behaviors and skills.

 

You will no doubt be asking yourself exactly how does autism affect family life and how will it affect mine. This is a complex question as no two autistic children are the same. However all will have significant difficulties with social, communication, interaction and imagination skills, which will undoubtedly affect family life.

 

Many autistic children have difficulties with skills such as potty training, eye contact, hugging and interacting with siblings and family members.

 

There are supports that can help teach social skills and positive behavior to autistic children such as social stories. First developed almost twenty years ago, social stories are written by experts in autistic behaviors and development and are put in place to support the family of autistic children as well as offering a means of teaching and re-enforcing social skills and behaviors to autistic children.


Social skills stories can be downloaded instantly from sites such as www.autismsocialstories.com/social_skills

 

Written by experts in autism development and behaviors these social skills stories are used to help and support autistic children and the family of autistic children by providing a means teaching social skills vital to development.

 

Download and get more information on social stories for autistic children from: www.autismsocialstories.com