Using Visual Supports for Autism at Christmas
Social Skills Stories
Visual social story cards
Christmas with Autism
For many children with autism spectrum
disorder Christmas is a time for stress and
With the sheer chaos that surrounds the festive
season, changes to routines at home and at school,
behaviors and an overload of sensory stimulation
many autistic children can suffer "meltdowns",
anxiety, stress and behavior problems.
As any parent with an autistic child knows, changes
to routines, and overload of sensory stimulation can
throw an autistic child into panic mode.
"Intervention Strategies such as Social Skills Stories for Christmas ARE used with GREAT effect"
What are Social Skills Stories
Social Stories ARE Intervention Strategies written to help children with autism spectrum disorder LEARN social and communication skills
Social Stories ARE generally written in word format, so that they may be edited, as we all use different terminology with our children
Social Stories can be personalized and adapted to suit ALL ages and ABILITIES
Social Stories USE images / pictures to describe a skill, activity, event (Christmas) or situation that the child with ASD is finding confusing or stressful!
Social Stories ARE generally written in first person text and WILL always be from the autistic child's point of view
Social Stories follow a set pattern of sentence type
Social Stories focus on the "social cues" or the key points and remove fluff and un-necessary language / phrases
Social Stories answer the "WH" questions - who, what, why, when and where as well as "HOW"
Social stories give the autistic child an insight into the thoughts, feelings and emotions of others (THIS IS AN AREA OF MARKES WEAKNESS IN AUTISM)
Social Stories PROVIDE the child with ASD an insight into how others view a situation
Why use Social Stories for Autism
|Typically children with autism spectrum disorder ARE VISUAL
thinkers and learners, meaning they think in pictures and WILL
therefore benefit from information that is presented visually, rather than written or spoken.
The social skills story WILL BENEFIT children that ARE visual thinkers by using images and short pieces of text - a visual plan or framework, to describe a social situation or skill from the autistic child's point of view.
Parents, caregivers and teachers of children with ASD USE
Download - Social Stories for Christmas with Autism
This collection of 14 printable social skills stories for children with autism at Christmas contains the following titles:
- I can help decorate the Christmas tree
- I can say hello
- I can say good bye
- I can say thank you
- I can say please
- Christmas Holidays with Autism
- Dreidel game and autism
- Going to Mass
- Making a gift for Mum
- Hanukka and autism
- Making a greeting card
- Making candles
- The last day of school
- Winter fun in the snow
DOWNLOAD:printable social skills stories for christmas with
Immediate download of printable social skills stories for autism children at Christmas
This collection of 14 social stories for festive fun with autism is now available directly from this site for an amazing low festive price of just $12.97!
RE-CAP: Strategies for Christmas with an autistic child
Children with autism spectrum disorder like routine and structure. Which Christmas does not follow!
Parents with autistic children can HELP turn this otherwise unpredictable event into a more routine time by following a few simple steps Christmas with an autistic child need not be so stressful:
Give your autistic child plenty of warning, countdown on the calander to Christmas.
Take things a step at a time so as not to overwhelm your ASD child this christmas.
Show your ASD child pictures of last years Christmas to remind them of How you celebrated the festive season last year.
Use Visual Supports for Autism: Social Skills Stories for Christmas, Visual Social Story Cards, Flash Cards so on.
DOWNLOAD: printable social skills stories for autism children at Christmas, Immediately!
Visual Social Story Cards
Visual Social Story Cards act like a visual framework or plan.
Visual Social Skills Story Cards are small laminated cards, generally 9cm x 12 cm in size.
These social story cards ARE colourful and use appropriate images to show the child with ASD what is happening and why.
These Visual Social Story Cards WILL Benefit YOUR Child by providing a visual framework that WILL give YOUR child with ASD a chance to rehearse skills and behaviors that they struggle with.
Visual social story cards ARE portable and easy to use.
Choose 10 visual social story cards from a vast library of social stories
And pay just one small administration fee of $29.95 plus $4.95 p&p
All laminated and ready to use
PLUS: "Bonus Christmas Coloring Pages"
Plus a FREE Bonus for you, DOWNLOAD these Christmas pictures for your child to colour in and enjoy.
Use these pictures to help your child with autism prepare for the Festive Season, show them the black and white images you have DOWNLOADED, talk about the bare black and white tree and how they can decorate it with bright pencils/crayons to make it look like the Christmas tree in their home.
Do the same with the carol singers, and explain that
And so on using the coloring in pages AVAILABLE with every order of Autism social stories for Christmas or visual social story cards.