What are Social Stories?
What Topics Can be Covered in Social Stories?
What are the Five Steps to Creating Social Stories
While there are a lot of guidelines to create a Social Story as defined by Carol Gray, below are five basic steps that can guide the process.
- Identify the target student or group.
- Pinpoint the topic.
- Gather information related to your topic, including:
Where: the place (e.g., on the playground, on the bus, in the classroom, in the hallways).
When: time information (e.g., during lunch, during music, in the morning).
Who: all relevant people including the target student(s).
What: important cues, prompts, directions.
How: basic activities, behaviors, actions, skills, processes, or statements.
Why: the reasons the story would be beneficial.
- Consult with your building speech-language pathologist to discuss your ideas for the Social Story. He or she can help you follow the guidelines for Social Story creation.
- Create a plan with the entire team working with the student/group to implement the Social Story.