Social Stories: What's the Scoop?
Helping ASD children navigate the social world since 1991
Social Story creator Carol Gray
Just the Facts Please
What: A language based intervention designed to help ASD children interact with their peers in a lasting, meaningful way.
Where: In a quiet, distraction free, setting.
Why: Many ASD children need strategies in order to understand the complex rules governing social interaction
When: As frequently as the team decides it is necessary, but usually once a day before an event or behavior.
How: Team decision of applicability, data gathering, writing, reading, discussing, and with luck a change in behvior,
Types of Social Stories
- Celebrate successes and achievements
- prepare for an upcoming event
- change an unwanted behavior
Types of Sentences
- Descriptive-who what, where etc.
- Perspective-wants, feelings, needs of everyone involved
- Directive-define what is expected as a response to a given cue
- Affirmative- Emphasize importance of a point, with reassurance
- Cooperative-How others can help
- Control-Written by student, uses analogy, personalizes
- Partial-"Cloze" type sentence, student responsible for filling in the blank (comprehension)