Social narratives are visually represented stories that describe social situations and socially appropriate responses or behaviors to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) understand social situations in a new way and to help them to acquire and use appropriate social skills. The term social narratives may be defined as a specific strategy (see guidelines below) but also as a group of additional interventions that are similar in that they address social understanding but differ in the specific procedures utilized. In this module we will first describe the specific ten-step strategy to creating social narratives that address a specific behavior concern. We will then provide a brief overview of other social narrative strategies.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
- What's Included
- 21 pages
- Optional $10 certficate
- Identify various social narratives that can be created to help individuals with ASD improve their social skills by learning to process social situations, avoid repeated social errors, and increase pro-social behaviors
- Describe user-friendly examples of social narratives, Power Cards, and cartooning that can be used in school, home, work, and community settings
- Identify resources to assist in developing a variety of social narratives
- Define terminology related to social narratives and related strategies
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