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Rex, a child with Autism, (seen here skydiving with his father) created this music video entitled "Skydiver." Though technically not a social story, this video celebrates our kids talents (and in some cases, pure genius).

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management

A Social Story: How To Lose At Games Without Getting Mad

Learning to lose gracefully: A social story for children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism...  

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management

In the video above, Scott talks about
how to lose without getting mad...

"Reading Facial Cues": Social Skills Training for Children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism

"Social-skills training" video to help Autistic children with "expression recognition" and non-verbal communication: 

What is this person feeling?

Click here for the printable hand-out that accompanies this social-skills training video...

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management

Preparing for a "Sleep Study": Social Story for Children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism

This was Eddie’s first time having a sleep study. By virtue of this social story, there were no tears or meltdowns. He has High-Functioning Autism and several other special needs. Social stories make every appointment easier. This shows that social stories are an amazing way to prepare ASD children for changes in their routine.

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management

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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