Social Stories are beneficial for helping children, especially those with an autism spectrum disorder learn how to deal with different situations or challenges. A Social Story is a short story that describes a skill, situation, context, or concept. Frequently the story will include information that is assumed that "everyone knows" and uses a positive tone through descriptive and coaching sentences. Social Stories guide the child to an increased understanding of an event or situation and hopefully improves the child's behavior during the event or situation.
This packet includes the following:
- A full-size book that can be read to the entire class. If you are going to have an Easter egg hunt with your class, this will help them learn how to participate in the hunt and learn that it isn't OK to take other kid's eggs.
- A half sized book that can be laminated and stored either in a desk or in the classroom library for the kids to refer to later.
- A one-page copy of the story to put in a page protector to be stored in a 3 ring binder. This is convenient for storing other stories.
- A student book version where the children can draw their own pictures to go with the words. For some children, this creates more meaning and ownership of the story and it helps the child be able to share the story with other children or adults. The kids can then take the book home and review with their parents before their parents take them on a hunt.
-A visual that can be used to help with training and generalization during the Easter egg hunt.