My Social Stories Book
144 pages, 7 x 10
b&w line illustrations throughout
Release Date:01 Jan 2001

My Social Stories Book

Illustrated by Sean McAndrew; Edited by Abbie Leigh White and Carol Gray
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Over the last decade, Carol Gray's Social Stories approach hasbecome established as a highly effective way of teaching social andlife skills to children on the autism spectrum. Taking the form ofshort narratives, the Stories in My Social Stories Book takechildren step by step through basic activities such as brushing yourteeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. It also helpschildren to understand different experiences such as going to school,shopping and visiting the doctor. These stories are written forpreschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer forall young children - but most especially those on the autismspectrum.

My Social Stories Book contains over 150 Stories, and isillustrated throughout with line drawings by Sean McAndrew, which forma visual counterpart to the text. A helpful introduction explains toparents and carers how to get the most out of the book.

Carol Gray has extensive experience of working withchildren with autistic spectrum disorders. She teaches at JenisonPublic School in Michigan, USA, is the editor of The MorningNews, a newsletter on autistic spectrum disorders, and lecturesinternationally.
Acknowledgements. A Note to Parents and Professionals. 1. Taking Careof Me. What do I do when I need to use the toilet? Where are thetoilets? How do I help others find the toilet in my home? Where areother toilets? Time to wash my hands. Why do I wash my hands? When dopeople wash their hands? How do children learn to wash their hands?Time to brush my teeth. When do people brush their teeth? How dochildren learn to brush their teeth? Time to take medicine. Why ismedicine special? Why do adults give me medicine? When do adults giveme medicine? What is liquid medicine? What is a medicine spoon? How doadults give me medicine? Time to blow my nose. What does “blowingmy nose” mean? What does “wiping my nose” mean? Whatdo I use to blow or wipe my nose? How do I use a tissue? Why dochildren need new clothes? Why do I have new clothes? Where do I findnew clothes? How does it feel to wear new clothes? When do I wear newclothes? Choosing clothes to ear outside. What do people where when itgets cold outside? What do people wear when it gets warn outside? Whatis a coat? What is a mitten? Why do people wear boots? Time for a nap.Why do I take naps? When is naptime? What do adults do when I am takinga nap? How to children learn to take naps? Time for a haircut. When doI get my hair cut? What is a hairstylist? Where does a hairstylistwork? How can I help the hairstylist? What steps do I follow to get myhaircut? Time to clip my fingernails. Who clips my fingernails? Ishaving my fingernails clipped safe? Time to clip my toenails. Who clipsmy toenails? Is having my toenails clipped safe? Time for a bath. Whendo I take a bath? Why do I leave my clothes outside the bathtub? How doI get into the bathtub? How do adults help me take a bath? Time to washmy hair. What is shampoo? When does my hair get washed? How do childrenlearn to wash their hair? What does it mean when people say,“Time to go to bed”? When is bedtime? Where do I sleep?When do people go to bed? What is a dream? How do I go to bed? 2. Home.What are unexpected noises? What is a telephone? What is a doorbell?How do doors make noises? Why do dogs bark? What happens when peopledrop things? What is a vacuum cleaner? Why do cars have horns? What isthunder? Who knows about time? Who knows what time it is? What is awatch? What does “hurry up” mean? What does it mean to beon time? What does it mean to “be late”? Who is coming toplay? When will we play? What can i say when my friend arrives? Whatwill we do today?
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