Social Skills Stories And Autism Spectrum Disorder
The common characteristics of autism spectrum disorder ARE present in all children with autism and referred to as social skills deficits.
It is due to their common characteristics of social skills deficits that children with autism struggle with the social and communication skills that as typically developing beings we naturally learn.
Social skills autism:
Autistic children have marked difficulties reading body language and facial expressions, this can cause misunderstandings and social blunders.
Typically children with autism will not be interested in the world and people around them. By their first birthday, a normally developing youngster is already trying to imitate words, copy gestures is using simple gestures such as waving bye bye, is grasping fingers, and smiles at people.
Many parents notice a distinct lack of enthusiasm for interaction and generally a lack of eye contact. Kids with autism do not interact with others the way most people do. They might not be interested in other people at all.
Many kids with autism HAVE difficulties with skills such as taking turns and sharing, toilet training and eating habits. Typically a child with autism spectrum disorder may FAIL to comprehend or understand the importance or social awareness skills.
Social skills stories and autism spectrum disorder…Research shows children with autism respond very well to social stories making them excellent tools for re-enforcing and teaching important social skills.
Success in teaching social skills to children with autism can increase self-confidence and lead to positive results in other areas of the autistic child's life, like friendships, school and at home.
An autism social story should focus on a particular social situation, skill or interaction. A trip to the dentist, moving school, going shopping, or recess - these are all good examples of situations a social story might focus on.
Daily life skill social stories for autism children, concentrate on teaching the appropriate social behaviors, explained in the form of a story.
How a social skills story is put together:
The social skills story is made up of four different types of sentences: Descriptive, direction, perspective and control.
Descriptive sentences provide information about specific social settings or situations, for example they provide cues to what the person sees, who is involved, and what happens, For example: At lunch time most of the children will go to the dinner hall.
Perspective sentences describe the feelings, emotions, thoughts, and/or mood of other people. Describing the way a situation is viewed by some body else, many kids with autism have difficulties understanding how others see things. For example: Usually, when people are happy, they smile. Smiling makes people feel good.
Directive sentences provide the autistic person with information about what they should try and do, to be successful in the situation. For example: If I stay calm in class, I will learn more.
Control sentences provide the autistic youngster with how, for example: I can count to ten and calm down.
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|At break time
|I am going to a new school
||I can ride my bike
|My Mum is having a baby
||I have friends
|Getting a haircut
|I am going to a new school
||I am polite
|I can say Hello
||I can try new foods
|I can use the telephone
||I can wash my teeth
|I have an art lesson
||I have recess
|It is my birthday
|Taking a shower
|Using public toilets
|Visiting my Grand parents
||Waiting my turn to speak
|What are nicknames?
||What is death?
|When I feel angry
||When other children are upset
|When my teacher is talking
||When I go to the clothes store