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School Stories

 School Stories 

A school story, also known as a social story, is a tool for supporting appropriate behavior in social situations for children with autism and related disabilities. A story with visual supports can provide additional and more detailed information about situations that a student may find difficult or confusing. The goal of the story is to increase the individual’s understanding of and make him more comfortable in difficult situations, and to possibly suggest some appropriate responses for the situation in question.

This handout provides additional information on creating a social story:

 Samples of stories for the school setting:

Boardmaker:  http://www.mayer-johnson.com/

Boardmaker can be used to add pictures to text to increase comprehension and production.

Boardmaker supports can be used as an accommodation or a modification.  Consult with your building consultant to determine the appropriate use for your student.

Boardmaker Share:  http://www.boardmakershare.com/

Online community for finding Boardmaker activities, including a variety of pre-made stories.

Free registration required.

Boardmaker is available through the ACT Team.

Contact your building consultant or assistive technology specialist for more information on borrowing and using Boardmaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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