Social Stories

What Are Social Stories?

Social Stories™ were developed by Carol Gray, President of The Gray Center.

A Social Story™ describes a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format.

The goal of a Social Story™ is to share accurate social information in a patient and reassuring manner that is easily understood by its audience. Half of all Social Stories™ developed should affirm something that an individual does well.

Although the goal of a Story™ should never be to change the individual’s behavior, that individual’s improved understanding of events and expectations may lead to more effective responses.

My newest social stories will be listed under the ‘Social Stories’ category – sometimes it takes me a little while to update this page :)

Feel free to borrow these and edit them for your own personal use.

Allergy test (skin prick test).

Preparing for a birthday party at home – includes a letter I sent to the inlaws preparing them for what to expect from us :D

Birthday party role play and social story - saying Thank You for gifts.

Blood Test / Blood Draw

Death – Granddad is Dead.

What is Death?

Going to the Dentist.

Mummy is going away for a couple of days.

Moving House

Prep Transition Social Story

Starting school – a picture book to help prepare.

My sister is going to school.

School morning routine.

Batman Lives at My School … story about a special toy that lives at school to help anxiety.

Aide is changing schools.

Playing Tag

Sleepover at Aunty and Uncles house.

Staying with the class and teacher at swimming.

Sometimes Mummy gets out of the car.

Sunday School / Church social story

Unfriendly Teasing - how to respond.

Visiting Hospital – visiting Granddad on the chemotherapy/cancer ward.

Going to a Wedding and what to do during the ceremony.

 

Fantastic list of social stories from all around the interwebs is available here.

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Karen Plumley October 30, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Hey Leechbabe-
Love your blog, esp. the social stories. Lot of heart & thought put into it. Thanks for the link to my site about sensory diets!

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maxine December 14, 2010 at 6:22 am

Thank you for your social stories, an excellent idea, I still have much to learn with my Speech & Developmental delayed child and your blog has given me so much insight, I often feel alone….not anymore.

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Susan Treptow September 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

I just bought a book to start writing social stories for my seven year old son. He was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in May 2010. Social Stories have helped him immensely. The book I bought is The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray. My son’s Special educator recommended it.

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