Social Stories

A Social Story can be a written or visual guide describing various social interactions, situations, behaviours, skills or concepts and were introduced and described by Gray and Garand (1993).

 

According to Gray (2010) a Social Story describes a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format. The goal of a Social Story is to share accurate social information in a patient and reassuring manner that is easily understood by its audience.

The term Social Story is a copyright by Carl Gray. To use this term, the story must follow her specific guidelines.

 

Personal Stories should only focus on one concern, task or behavior. Identify the goal and identify what the child needs to know to meet that goal. The story should be written from their point of view, using the work I not their name. Use pictures whenever possible.