Tips for Using Social Stories to Support Changes in Routine
Explains how to use this visual tool to support children with IDD
* Published on October 13, 2020
What is a Social Story?
Through the art of storytelling, social stories can be used to teach appropriate behaviour, social norms and routines in a relatable way. Social stories can be used as a proactive strategy before encountering new situations or for situations that are known to be challenging for your child.
Why are social stories useful?
Social stories can:
- Promote self-awareness and self-calming
- Be tailored to your child’s age, ability and interests
- Include your child, favourite activities and characters to capture their attention
- Help your child predict outcomes and remember sequences of events
- Provide an opportunity to practice reading individually or as a family.