Speaking of Speech is a interesting website specifically targeting speech and language pathologists. You can download and share many great resources. We bet you’re bound to find something you can use, but it may be a little overwhelming at first.
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Social Stories and Social Narratives
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.
Beyond Autism PECS Pictures/Icons Pages
Need PECS pictures? Well this site has tons of them. You’ll need Boarmaker to access many of the pictures. This site is not for beginners, but if you know what you’re doing, you can save a lot of time and energy by downloading what they’ve already created. Fair warning- it’s not the most user friendly site, just lists with lots to download.
Special Education Technology of British Columbia
Special Education Technology is dedicated to enhancing student opportunities for success by providing access to curriculum through the use of appropriate educational and communication technologies and on their website, they provide information and classroom resources on assistive technology. We especially like their pre-made, downloadable visual supports.