Avoiding Germs: A Social Story for Children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism

This is a social story about personal hygiene:
 

These are the instructions on how to wash your hands:

Step 1. Wet your hands
Step 2. Soap your hands
Step 3. Wash very well
Step 4. Rinse your hands
Step 5. Use the paper towel

Teaching Social Skills and Emotion Management

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Assuming you know what a social story is - and it's benefits, is there an issue you are having with a child or teen with High-Functioning Autism (Aspergers) that you would like to have a social story about? For example, does your child have a meltdown in the morning as he is being rushed to get ready for school ...or does your teenager have a particular social-skills deficit?

If you've typed a keyword or keyword phrase in the search box above, but do not see an existing social story that addresses your issue, then please feel free to suggest a social story using the comments link below. We can usually have a social story, based on your suggestion, uploaded and ready for viewing within 5-7 days (so check back).

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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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