Social stories are stories created to teach specific social skills or behaviors. They are individualized and help the student adjust to changes in routine and prepare them for the social situation by providing cues and examples of what is socially appropriate behaviors for the given situation.
Materials will depend on the vehicle used to present the story. Stories can be created as a word document or slide show, printed and put together as an actual book or can be created in those applications and presented electronically on the computer or ipad to increase a student’s interest. There are also applications that can be downloaded and used to create and review social stories on the ipad (e.g Pictello, iCommunicate, ConnectABILITY, story kit).
Identify the social behavior or expectation for change.
For more detailed information on different types of sentences to use when writing social stories:
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Information compiled by Lincoln Public Schools Autism Team (September 2015)