PrAACtical Resources: Social Stories and Narratives
Social narratives are a promising intervention for people with autism and others who need assistance in understanding the expectations for various situations. The term Social Story, coined by Dr. Carol Gray, refers to one specific type of social narrative that has particular rules for its structure and development. Social narratives, a broader term, includes other kinds of stories that help AAC learners and others better understand the expectations of various situations. They are often used when building an understanding of various life experiences, such as how to respond in a fire drill or what to expect on a trip to the doctor. Here are some helpful resources with more information on social stories and social narratives.
- AFIRM Module for Learning About Social Narratives (comprehensive tutorial)
- Carol Gray: What are Social Stories?
- Overview of Social Stories
- About Social Stories
- Social Stories and Behavioral Issues
- Making Social Narratives with iMovie
- Sample Social Narratives and Downloadable Social Narratives
- Social Story Effectiveness on Social Interaction for Students with Autism: A Review of the Literature
Do you have a favorite resource for social narratives? We’d love to hear about it.
This post was written by Carole Zangari