Social Stories were created by Carol Gray.
The goal of a social story is to share accurate information clearly and safely. It focuses on the underlying causes of frustration or misinformation that children feel due to them understanding the world in a different way to us.
It should identify the cause of the misunderstanding and give information to the child in a much simpler and more visual way. The goal of a social story is NOT to change the child’s behaviour. It is to help the child understand the situation better and this often then leads to an improvement in behaviour.
The stories you will find on this page have been written to explain Co-vid 19 and how the virus has caused all our lives to change quite dramatically.
Depending on your child’s level of understanding you might be able to use them as they are, or you may need to adapt them slightly to use words that are simpler or familiar to your child. This is fine.
You can also personalise them by adding additional text or characters that your child likes - we would NOT advise that you make the story significantly longer though as this may get confusing.
For more information, and how to present the story to your child, we would encourage you to watch The Social Stories film on our website or clicking the link
and the Youtube clip by Carol Gray herself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjlIYYbVIrI
If you need help to rewrite/adapt a story or indeed tackle a topic not listed here please contact:
Shona MacPherson or Rachael Geddes at firstname.lastname@example.org
New documents added - Social Story - School is Opening & Going Back to School