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Friendship: A Social Story for Children with Aspergers and Autism

Stewart and Howard talk about the importance of friendship:

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management


Anonymous said...

Sharon Chindlund I just learned about Social Stories yesterday and have been doing research on writing them all day. I ordered the book and should have it in a few days. I'm wondering if anyone could share their experiences with using them.
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Tracie Michelson Have used social stories in my own classroom. They are an amazing tool and can be used in such diverse situations. However, they seem mostly geared toward the younger ages. Anyone have any resources on social studies geared more for adolescents?

Anonymous said...

I have Aspergers. I am an adult. I find these social stories useful even for me. I wish I had known about them when I was a child.

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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