A Social Story is an individualized short story that describes socially relevant cues and behavior in a given situation. It breaks down challenging social situations into understandable steps to help an individual understand appropriate behavior, responses and actions. It includes answers to questions such as who, what, when, where and why through the use of visuals and written text. Social Stories are used to teach particular social skills such as identifying important cues, taking another’s point of view, understanding rules, routines, situations, upcoming events or abstract concepts and exceptions to the norm.
One Place for Special Needs has a page of Social Stories and links.
Video Social Stories can also be found on this YouTube Channel.