Social stories are a way of giving information to a person with Autism. They explain something visually and avoid using too much language which can be confusing. Below are a range of social stories relating to COVID 19 which you can share with your child.
A Social story:
- Provides accurate information about real and relevant situations.
- Presents information visually without everything else to think about
- Doesn’t rely on having to talk through something, which can be easily confusing
- Provides a clue about how to respond in a situation
- Are positive
- Helps explain if anything new is going to happen.
- Explains the point of view of the person with autism but also tells them what others might be thinking.
When sharing a Social story with your child:
- Find a good time to introduce the story.
- Think about a good time to share the story on a regular basis e.g. before bed.
- Review it-some wording might need changing
- Re-introduce it
- Persevere-your child might not respond to a social story initially but give them time to get used to the idea.