Social Stories and social narrative are used to help children with ASD understand a certain behavior, the social environment, their peers, etc. A social story is a simple book, written in clear and concise terms that help a child with ASD better understand or prepare for a certain issue. Often using Boardmaker, the story is written, illustrated and bound together into a book to better help the child comprehend and cope with the problem they face.
There are a lot of great resources for creating Social Stories and social narratives on the web, but here’s a list of some of our favorites.
- Watson Institute Behavior Stories on topics such as anger, friends, school routines and so much more.
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning scripted stories on social situations
- Kansas Technical Assistance Network social narratives
Social Stories is a term trademarked by the Grey Center. These other tools, are similar intervention, but they use different names because they are not official Social Stories.