The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, and their Peers
Social Stories provide REAL social understanding! Carol Gray developed the Social Story 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! Winner of an Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award by the Autism Society of America, 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 StoryTM 10.1 Tutorials perfect for parents and teachers! INSIDE ARE GEMS SUCH AS:
Mistakes Can Happen on a Good Day
It Was Fun but Now We re Done
When It Is My Turn to Listen
Saying What I Think with Respect
Learning to Respond to Bullying
Telling My Teacher about a Problem
Fire Drills at School
Moving to a New Home
Children Grow Kind Of Slow
The Truth about Messes
This Place is Busy
and DOZENS MORE!
PLUS, to jump-start your story-writing journey, this book comes with a CD containing each Social Story in ready-to-print PDFs AND easy-to-edit Word files! With the CD, you can customize story content and insert images relevant to your child or student s individual experiences. An invaluable bonus!
Research-proven and effective
By ShannonAnna - July 15, 2010
Gray and other scholars have amassed a great deal of research about the effectiveness of social stories, and I've read many of those articles in peer-reviewed research journals. In other words, while a lot of strategies for kids who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are fad-based or passing, this isn't. My own experience (as a special educator certified in NC in the area of autism) in using social stories attests to that just as much as those research findings do.
This resource includes a CD of social stories, which allows you to access stories and make child-specific changes to them without having to re-type the whole thing. That's a huge help! In the book, you'll find a tutorial section if social stories are new to you. Then there are sections with stories and pictures for: -Learning with Social Stories ( -Change (8 stories) -Mistakes (6 stories) -Me and My Feelings (21 stories, which is fantastic since this is a tough area for kids with ASDs)... read more
An excellent social skills resource
By Risa SJ - August 2, 2011
One of my purchases this spring was The New Social Story Book because I wanted some 'home' curriculum of social stories. After reading reviews I settled on this book and I'm quite satisfied. I think a lot of the social story books that I had seen in the past were targeting pre-school to 1st grade kids as well as much lower functioning kids. Carol Gray's book is most definitely targeting late elementary to middle school higher functioning kids. The language is mature and straight forward, but still appealing to a child.
We've been using the book for four months now and I'm very pleased. My son is fine with reading the stories together and discussing them and he's liked several of the 'activities'. We started with the intro, but then skipped around to the areas that he was having the most immediate need. The book tackles many critical areas for kids on the spectrum such as change, mistakes, bullying, school, as well as basic social skills areas such as greetings and parties... read more
I liked it but he didn't
By Sun Waker - July 8, 2010
I am a therapist and used this book with a 10 year old with Asperger's. I really liked the idea and the book, which is beautifully made and printed, and the accompanying CD, but he didn't really care for it. I used several stories and also made a couple customized stories based on her instructions, but while the parent and I liked the stories they weren't much of a hit with this little one either. We then used Jed Baker's picture social skills books, and he loved those. Maybe this approach would work with another child, but for now I am sticking with Jed Baker. I think in the future I may pull from either one depending on the child or skill at hand.
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