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Getting Rid of Frustration: A Social Story

"Marvin the Mouse" talks about how you can get rid of your frustration:

This is a social story for children with Aspergers and Autism.

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management

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Anonymous said...


Does anyone know of any good social story type books for children in the early elementary age range that deal with respecting adults? I have found a few about respecting others in general, but not many about respecting authority. My 6 year old son with HFA is having issues with this at school. He has a wonderful and supportive teacher in a self contained class, but lately he has been talking back and saying he's going to hit among other threats. He is particularly upset when the other children get called out for their behavior (he comes to their defense in an inappropriate way...). Social stories generally work really well for him and I may end up making my own but thought I'd save myself the work if I could find one already done :)

Any advice or references would be appreciated.

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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