Social Stories

by FS&TS

By Sue Jaeger, MS/CCC-SLP

Social Stories were created by Carole Gray and are often used in the educational and therapy settings to teach a specific skill, social rule, or concept.  Some children have difficulties with inferential thinking and Social Stories provide a wonderful way to turn an abstract concept into a concrete rule.  They should be written in a positive manner, using specific language, with the emphasis on what behavior SHOULD be done and WHY.    Social Stories do not need to be time consuming or elaborate.  Here is a simple template that can be used for almost any type of social behavior you'd like to address: