Social Narratives, also called Social Stories™ or story-based interventions, are written descriptions of specific situations, and may feature pictures to accompany the written story. The goal of a social narrative is to provide social information in a manner that is easily understood, patient, and reassuring.
While social narratives are often used to improve behavior in situations that are difficult for a person with autism, the focus of a social narrative is not to change behavior. The goal is to provide social insight or information. It is hoped that, through an individual’s increased understanding of expectations, that behavior will improve.
This month, Positively Autism will feature information and examples of social narratives that you can use with your children, students, or clients.
What Are Social Stories™? - http://www.thegraycenter.org/social-stories/what-are-social-stories
The National Autism Center's National Standards Report (2009) - http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/nsp/