We published this information last month, but in case you’re new to Positively Autism, here’s our introduction to social narratives.
Social Narratives, also called Social Stories(TM) or a story-based intervention, 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. It is hoped that, through an individual’s increased understanding of expectations, that behavior will improve.
This month, Positively Autism will continue to 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/