Social StoriesTM are acknowledged as a very successful way of teaching concepts and social understanding to children with autism spectrum disorders, but considerable skill is needed to write the most effective story. This clear and engaging book introduces ways of thinking about the issues your child finds difficult, and includes 32 stories created by Dr Siobhan Timmins for her son during his early years, with helpful explanations of how she did it, and what the underlying thinking was behind each set of stories. She explains how the stories build upon each other to help the child to understand further, more complex topics, and how to see the connections so that you can best help your child. From basic skills such as learning to listen, wait and share, to common fears, this book takes the mystery out of creating effective Social StoriesTM and amply demonstrates how to put together a cohesive set of stories which your child can understand and relate to.
This collection of 32 Social Stories(TM) developed by the author for use with her son, offers a unique demonstration of the wider value of this strategy. Introductions give context and show how the Stories intertwine to teach broader lessons, while positive Stories for parents and siblings acknowledge how this approach can aid the entire family.
Presents a collection of social stories with simple illustrations designed for serving people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and those working for them.
The Social Stories(TM) approach is widely acknowledged as a key technique for teaching social and life skills to children with autistic spectrum disorders. This text, endorsed by the originator of Social Stories(TM), Carol Gray, offers clear and comprehensive guidance for professionals, parents and carers on how to write successful and targeted Social Stories(TM) that will help develop the autistic spectrum child's understanding of social interaction. The book outlines the kinds of social challenges that people with ASD may experience and highlights the importance of learning social skills in meaningful contexts. An extended review of the guidelines for writing Social Stories(TM) will help writers to structure and develop their stories. The authors explain the key elements and highlight the potential difficulties that a writer may encounter, while providing encouragement and guidance through the various stages of what is often a challenging process. They include examples from their own professional experience, and suggest ways in which the Social Stories(TM) approach may enhance other strategies. Helpful advice on presentation and implementation is provided. Revealing the Hidden Social Code is essential reading for any professional, parent, carer or teacher wanting to employ Social Stories(TM) to develop social understanding in people with ASDs.
My Social Stories Book
Author: Carol Gray, Abbie Leigh White, Sean McAndrew
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Takes autistic children step by step through such activities as using the toilet, brushing their teeth, and wearing a safety belt in the car.
This Social Stories(TM) writing guide offers a detailed, clear and engaging demonstration of the wider value of specialised storytelling for young people growing up with autism. Fully illustrated and contextualised with helpful introductions and examples, it is an invaluable guide for helping children with autism progress towards an easier adult life.
Young people with autism can be particularly susceptible to setbacks, often leading to depression and a sense of hopelessness. Using Social StoriesTM, this book introduces a different way of looking at common life setbacks, and offer tools to overcome these obstacles, build resilience and develop coping strategies for the future. Based on Carol Gray's highly effective Social StoriesTM model, this new guide shows how to help individuals with autism deal with challenges specific to them, and how to bounce back from the negative experiences that they encounter. This book is an invaluable guide for learning to create personalised Social StoriesTM that can be used to develop resilience in people with autism and help them to cope better with adversity.
Originally fueled by grassroots enthusiasm, and later confirmed as an evidence-based practice, Carol Gray’s Social Stories have earned the respect of parents and professionals worldwide, while earning the invaluable trust of children and students. Each Social Story describes a social situation, skill, or concept according to Gray’s innovative ten criteria, as defined and explained in the included Social Story 10.1 Tutorials. The goal of a Social Story is to share accurate information meaningfully and safely, promoting true social understanding. This book provides already-written Stories to get you started, plus the direction and tools you’ll need to write your own successful Social Stories. May our collective Stories inform, guide, and inspire the individuals you care for! Carol Gray developed Social Stories in 1991 to promote social understanding in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now, nearly twenty years after their inception, Social Stories have become a standard approach for teachers and parents all over the globe, and the stories are more effective than ever! This 10th Anniversary Edition of The New Social Story Book offers over 150 of the most requested Social Stories each one professionally written by Carol Gray. But it doesn’t end there—Carol also teaches you how to write Social Stories yourself! Years of experience and trial-and-error have led to updated Story guidelines. Carol explains her fine-tuned process in the included ten-step learning module "The Social Story 10.1 Tutorials"—perfect for parents and teachers!
Social StoriesTM are a widely used and highly effective intervention for supporting children on the autism spectrum, but it can feel overwhelming to follow all the rules put in place to create personalised stories. Developed with the input of parents and professionals, and informed by new Social Stories research, this is a comprehensive, clear, easy step-by-step guide to writing effective personalised Social StoriesTM that give children social information, creating many benefits for them. The book includes many examples of real Social Stories created for children by parents and teachers working together, and handy downloadable checklists that highlight the essential components of a Social Story, helping to ensure that each story you write achieves the best possible results.
Autism has been identified as the fastest growing, serious developmental disability in the United States, where nearly 2 million people are affected. One of the most frustrating aspects of autism and similar disorders is that affected children affected do not interact with others and often seem unaware of the people and the environment around them. Therapist Densmore takes us with her as she works in a remarkable program she has developed to lead such children into the social world. Allowing readers to look over her shoulder during sessions, Densmore explains Narrative Play, her approach to inspiring social contact. The work includes interviews with parents of children with autism and will be of wide interest to professionals, teachers, parents, and family members who can use the approach to help a child move into the social world. The book, and the theory it promulgates, will also interest students of psychology, special education, pediatrics, neurology, and speech. Autism has now reached epidemic proportions. It has been identified as the fastest growing, serious developmental disability in the United States, where nearly 2 million people are affected. For parents, therapists, and teachers, one of the most frustrating aspects of autism and similar disorders is that children affected are not social. They do not interact with others--even parents and siblings--and often seem unaware of the people and environment around them. In this work, therapist Ann E. Densmore takes us with her as she works with children with autism in a remarkable program she has developed to lead such children into the social world. They travel to farms, ponds, playgrounds, and other natural settings where they interact with peers and siblings, and with the novel therapist whose play therapy has brought remarkable results for many children. Using a conversational style that allows readers to look over her shoulder during sessions, Densmore explains her approach to inspiring social contact, Narrative Play. A child moves through four stages in this approach, finally combining language, play and narrative skills to interact with others. The work includes interviews with parents of children with autism, and will be of wide interest to professionals, teachers, parents, and family members who can use this approach to help a child move into the social world. This work, and the theory it promulgates will also interest students of psychology, special education, pediatrics, neurology, and speech.
More Stories Julian Tells
Author: Ann Cameron
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Bestselling classic The Stories Julian Tells is just the beginning! Get ready for more of Julian's wonderful family and imagination in the Julian's World chapter book series! Julian is back with more great tales to tell. There's the one about the day so hot that even frogs wore shoes. Or the time his best friend, Gloria, made the sun move. Sometimes, though, Julian's way with words can backfire. That's what happens when Julian calls his kid brother, Huey, a name—and their father overhears. How can a few little words get Julian into such big trouble? "Reflecting incidents true to children (making a bet with a friend, sending a message in a bottle, attempting to be brave), these stories are the sort that will make children ask for more." —School Library Journal, starred review
What do you do when a three-year-old with autism falls on the floor kicking and screaming? How do you communicate with a child who looks away and flaps his hands? Who can help if you suspect a child in your class has autism? Preschool can be overwhelming for a child with autism. Autism affects how a child communicates, behaves, and relates to others. Teachers need to know what they can do to help children with autism reach their full potential. Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder is a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to working with children who have autism. It explains the major characteristics associated with autism and helps teachers understand the ways children with autism relate to the world. Each chapter offers specific strategies for teachers to use, including setting up a proactive preschool environment, helping children learn life skills, managing behavior, helping children with autism communicate, encouraging children with autism to play, helping them to get along with others, and working with families. Teaching Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder helps teachers connect with all children in meaningful ways, allowing children with autism to learn and grow. Putting All the Pieces Together: Understanding This Puzzle Called Autism From Hand-Flapping to Obsession with Routines: The Way Children With Autism Relate to Their World Planning for Success: Setting Up a Proactive Preschool Environment Learning Life Skills Misbehavior or Missed Communication: Managing the Behaviors of Children With Autism Signs, Symbols, and Language: Helping a Child Communicate Inside Their Own World: Encouraging Children With Autism to Play Building Social Skills: Getting Along With Others Lights! Camera! Action! Sensory Integration and Autism We're All in This Together: Teaming Up With Families.
Julian, Secret Agent
Author: Ann Cameron
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Bestselling classic The Stories Julian Tells is just the beginning! Get ready for more of Julian's wonderful family and imagination in the Julian's World chapter book series! Secret agents Julian, Huey, and Gloria are already heroes. They have rescued a dog and saved a toddler from drowning. But what they really want is to nab a real-live bank robber. Just when it looks like they might catch the crook, the police chief steps in. The supersleuths find that they're the ones who are in trouble—with a capital T! "The humor is effective and the action nonstop." —The Bulletin "A quick and interesting read . . . the plot is well developed, and the characters are aptly drawn." —School Library Journal
Love You Forever
Author: Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.
The Stories Huey Tells
Author: Ann Cameron
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
It isn't easy being Julian's younger brother. When Huey has bad dreams, Julian says it's no big deal. When Huey orders trout in a restaurant and it comes to the table whole with an eye looking straight up at him, Julian reminds Huey he'd better eat it all. And when Huey wants to study animal tracks with Julian and his friend Gloria, Julian tells him he's too young. But he's not a little kid. He's six years old and he's an adventurer, a chef, a tracker, a scout--and much more! Set in large type with wide margins, these five short, funny, and satisfying stories have all the originality and sparkle of the Julian books with a fresh new voice.