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.
excerpted from The Gray Center. To learn more about Carol Gray and the Gray Center visit www.thegraycenter.org
or you can see examples and learn more about how social stories can be used at the iCAN training module site.
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