Challenging behaviors are a major concern for parents and teachers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Generally all autistic behaviors happen for a reason an external factor, not simply out of mischief or the deisre to be naughty.
It is believed based on recent research, that parents of autistic children and educators, in order to cope with the stresses of having a child with autism need to learn strategies for coping with autistic behaviors, specialized skills and teaching methods that can be implemented at home and in school, to help them cope with and manage their autistic child’s social and communication deficits and behaviors.
Once these specialized skills and teaching methods are implemented parents of autistic children notice an increase in their autistic child’s communication, socialization, cognitive and adaptive skills as well as a reduction in autistic behaviors, and the negative behaviors displayed by their child with autism.
One such teaching method used by parents and teacher of children with autism spectrum disorder are autistic social skills stories, which were developed almost twenty years ago to teach communication, socialization, cognitive and adaptive skills and facilitate positive behaviors in children with autism.
Since their introduction autistic social skills stories have grown to be one of the major treatments in autism as strategies for coping with autistic behaviors and are now recognized as a significant factor in teaching and encouraging positive behaviors and learning of social and communication, cognitive and adaptive skills.
Social stories are an excellent source of treatments in autism and are used to help parents of autistic children teach and encourage behaviors from normal everyday life skills such as tooth brushing, washing and eating habits to more complex skills such as sharing, taking turns, asking questions, visiting grand parents and so on almost all skills and behaviors that the autistic child struggles with can be tackled using autism social skills stories.
To learn more about this autism tool and to download various social stories visit:
Alternatively you can download autism social skills stories used as strategies for coping with autistic behaviors on specific topics from any of the following site: