What are social stories, why use them, and where to find them
Welcome, this is Ginger Pillitteri from spedadvisors.com
Today we are looking at Social Stories. We are going to look at “What are social stories, why use them, and where to find them.”
After this blog, I will be posting a social story I created about “My visit to the dentist.” So be sure to check it out. It is a short animation providing the individual the steps about what a visit to the dentist looks like every step of the way.
So, the first thing we are going to do is define “What is a social story.”
A social story is a video, a book, a short passage explaining a social event or topic.
What is a social story?
~Social stories~ can be a video, a book, or a short passage with animations or pictures to explain a social event or topic
They do not provide an opinion, but state facts
Social stories share safe and accurate information to the audience
Can be used with any age group
Why use a social story?
Social stories teach specific social cues
May help decrease inappropriate behaviors
Helps to bring attention to new experiences
May help reduce fears about a given activity or social situation that they are unfamiliar with
May also help teach routines
Helps to break down steps into an easier and simpler way
Helps the individual to generalize the taught skills in the social story