Social Stories: Ways to Support Your Kids with Difficult Content
Has your child ever asked you a question about current topics that you have found difficult to answer in a way that you think they could understand and reason?
Social stories are an increasingly used and often effective tool to explain such issues. Social stories are explained as a social learning tool which allows for the safe and meaningful exchange of information between parents, health professionals and children (Carol Gray). They are designed to be aimed at a level that children can understand and interpret. These social stories were first developed to be used for children with autism but have been developed to explain a number of major issues facing society today.
Below are some helpful resources of social stories relating to major issues that are / have recently had a major impact on Australia
Social Stories for Coronavirus: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables https://www.candk.asn.au/sites/default/files/Coronastory_V5_lores.pdf https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf Social Story for Australian Bushfires