Social Stories are a great teaching tool for a family and child in a variety of settings.
What is a Social Story? – “A social story is a short story that describes a situation in terms of relevant social cues and accurate and specific information regarding what occurs in a given situation and why” (Gray, 1995)
Why Use a Social Story
Topics for Social Stories
If you find social stories as an effective teaching tool you may want make adaptations and include variations.
Variations for Social Stories
Curriculum Stories - which incorporate various aspects of academic curriculum
Generic Social Stories - which have steps to dealing with different situations with similar outcomes and the process is the same. For example learning to share with sister, play group friend, or visiting cousin
Goal Stories - where one is working on a habit or a skill
Judgment Stories - where a child is learning to make a needed decision