Social stories for kids with autism

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Popular Autism For Kids Social Stories Books

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Social stories are typically broken down into several steps with descriptive words and terms that best communicate the social situation. Social stories can be words and pictures, and they are designed to help autistic children not only know what to do in a given situation but also help them gain better understanding about how others feel and why they should respond with a specific behavior. Additional sentences can help reinforce and motivate the behavior. An excellent guide to social stories for autistic children can be found in Autism Parenting Magazine. When a child with autism starts school, he or she may not intuitively understand the social norms that accompany the experience.

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These stories are sometimes called social scripts, social narratives or story-based interventions. The story is written using language to match the age and skill of the child. Typically, the stories are read just before the event they describe. For example, each morning a parent and child might read a story about what to do in the school playground, and the teacher might also read the story with the child just before the child goes out to play. Once the child understands the social situation or learns the social behaviour and does it without prompting from adults, the story can be read less often and gradually phased out. For example, if children have difficulty reading, stories can be recorded and played as children read along. Gradually, this approach takes less time as children learn new behaviour.

5 thoughts on “Popular Autism For Kids Social Stories Books

  1. People with autism don't learn through imitation , and they are easily overwhelmed in brand new situations.

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