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Aspergers Meltdowns: Tips for Parents

Billy, a child with Aspergers, tells parents what to do when their child has a meltdown:

A social story for parents :)

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management


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Parenting Aspergers Children - Support Group Note: You have to have a sense of humor for this one :)

Brandi Rahill I love it! Sharing now =)
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Chris Peters this is AWESOME!!
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Susan Trickey Borick thank you!!
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Beverly Sander Well done!!
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Megan Daoust LOVE IT!!!
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Anonymous said...

My 15yr old son has adhd and aspergers and he laughs about everything ...he even laughs at us when we are disciplining him ...what do i do?

Anonymous said...

This is so true!! When my son has a meltdown, it really helps BOTH of us to stay very calm and focused. It is hard at times, but very doable.

What Are Social Stories?

Social stories” describe situations, skills, or concepts that model relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses. The goal of a social story is to teach specific skills in a manner that is easily understood by children with Aspergers and other Autism Spectrum Disorders. The child’s improved understanding of social events and expectations that result from reading/watching social stories often leads to more effective responses from the child.

Social stories for children with behavior problems due to Aspergers and other Autism Spectrum Disorders help teach more appropriate social skills. These children don't just “pick-up” social skills, so social stories can provide a great tool in teaching a skill in a direct way.

Social stories for these children help to give them a better understanding of other people's thoughts, feelings and views. They also help the child to better predict other people’s behavior based on their actions.

Social stories present various situations in a structured and direct way so that the child can understand a situation without having to "read between the lines". Social stories are written from the child's perspective and are simply illustrated using uncluttered drawings or photographs to depict each step of the story.

Social stories can be written about many different social and behavioral situations that children encounter in the school or any other environment. Some possible ideas for social stories include:

• circle time
• getting in line
• sharing toys
• sitting in the lunch room
• taking turns on the swings
• taking turns when playing games
• or any other situation that causes confusion for the child

=> How To Write Social Stories

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