Social Narratives
Release Date:21 Aug 2015

Social Narratives

A Story Intervention for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Social Narratives are a simple, evidence-based intervention for helping children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays to improve their social behaviour. Packed with sample stories, this easy-to-use, practical guide shows how to create and use personalised Social Narratives with children aged 4+.

Drawing on autism theory and extensive, up-to-date research, the author provides clear guidelines for writing and using Social Narratives. The book covers details such as using literal language, incorporating the interests of the child, including comprehension questions and the importance of including pictures. Readers will benefit from the extensive advice on presentation and implementation, as well as from explanations of the rationale behind each step. Ready-to-use sample stories are also included, and are useful examples of how Social Narratives can be used in practice.

Perfect for improving social behaviour in children with ASD, this book will be a valuable resource for teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists, as well as parents.

RELATED TOPICS: Disability Studies, Education
Sonia Morris, PhD, has focused her career on the evaluation, development and implementation of intervention strategies and resource tools to improve the behaviour and social behaviour of those on the autism spectrum. She has worked with both children and adults across the spectrum for over seven years. Sonia lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. What are Social Narratives and who are they for? 2. Theories of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3. Applying Theory to Social Narratives. 4. Writing a Social Narrative. 5. Presenting and Implementing Social Narratives. 6. Research Supporting Social Narratives. 7. Checklist. 8. Sample Stories. References. Further Reading.
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