Social Stories

Social Stories

A social story is a simple method that may be used at home, at school, or in the community to teach or maintain social skills, daily living skills, or behavior management skills of students with special needs.  Social stories address specific situations by teaching the student appropriate behaviors and responses.  Examples include, how to cope with changes in routine, how to play with peers and how to work in the classroom.   


Social stories can

                Describe social situations and appropriate responses

                Correct student responses to a social situation in a nonthreatening manner

                Personalize instruction for each student

                Break goals into easy steps

                Teach routines for better retention and generalization

                Help students cope with both expected and unexpected transitions

                Address a wide variety of problem behaviors (i.e., aggression, fear, obsessions)