Social stories are a great way to teach appropriate behaviors or skills. Many social stories are generalized. This product will personalize a custom made social story for the individual. Personalizing the social story will be more meaningful to them. The individual will be able to hear and/or read their name and their actions in their social story. This is such a powerful tool in correcting behavior.
Included in this product is:
1 personalized social story of your choice
1 “Why Reading My Social Story Is Important” (This is a social story)
A customized questionnaire for the individual to fill out so I have the facts for the social story.
Break cards that show how the individual is feeling
Sample customized personal choices to choose from
Edits to social story if needed
My social stories provide proper terminology and are written without “no” words. It is important to understand this concept because we, as educators and parents, want to teach what we want the young person to do. This is done by giving replacement behaviors. My social stories have built in replacement behaviors /positive choice that the young person can choose from at the end of the social story that fits their individual needs.
Social stories are an effective in behavior modification for young people with autism. They are meant to teach the appropriate behavior. Social stories can be used as a teaching tool when a new lesson, or transition is introduced, or when the teacher, counselor, speech and language pathologist, or parent notices that a behavior is arising from change or other circumstances and the behavior needs to be extinguished.
Each of my social stories will address the following:
* A problem behavior
* When the behavior occurs
* Perspective of how others may feel
* Problem solving
* Optional Personalized Positive Choice
Each of my social stories can be used as they are written or they can be personalized. Room is left at the bottom of each social story so the student can select a positive choice from the options given on the positive choice pages at the end of the product. Select a positive choice, cut it out and glue it to the end of the social story for that young person. They will now have a social story that is personalized with their positive choice or replacement behavior.