This Social Stories‰ã¢ writing guide offers a detailed, clear and engaging demonstration of the wider value of specialized storytelling for young people growing up with autism. Fully illustrated and contextualized with helpful introductions and examples, it is an invaluable guide for helping children with autism progress towards an easier adult life.
As children grow up and spend more and more time away from home in schools and colleges, life often seems to get increasingly complicated. Autism makes the challenges they meet in these new environments even more difficult to navigate. Social Stories‰ã¢ is a highly regarded strategy that parents and teachers can use to help young people with autism understand the new social situations they face during this time. Writing an effective Story takes a special set of skills, and in this fully illustrated book Dr. Siobhan Timmins explains how to acquire and hone these techniques and put them into practice.
Following on from her book on writing Social Stories‰ã¢ for young children, this book on the next age group up includes 160 illustrations and clear examples based on the author's own experiences of raising a son with autism. She explains how to identify the underlying issues, and articulate the key ideas so that young learners can find connections between Stories to build a greater understanding of relationships, the adult world and their own identity. The book is an invaluable guide to creating bridges between young people and the parts of life they find most difficult.
"Most children are able to interpret and respond to social contexts and cues in school with incredible speed and without effort. For others, like those diagnosed with autism, the events and interactions of each day hold elusive meanings and unforeseen pitfalls. Social Stories are like a magic wand that replaces confusion with information and fear with confidence, to build social competence one Story at a time."--Peter Vermeulen, PhD, Senior lecturer at Autisme Centraal, Belgium and author of over 15 books on autism, among them Autism as Context Blindness
336 pages. 2017
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