5. Developing a Social StoryTM
This section of the course gives participants an opportunity to experience the evaluation of a social story developed in response to the needs of a 12-year old girl with autism. An original social story developed by a clinician will be presented. The presenters will then walk through the components of an effective social story (e.g., having an introduction, body and conclusion, assessing tone, examining appropriateness of the visual supports included, etc.) making changes that follow the guidelines for creating meaningful social stories. This section will end with a new social story incorporating the recommended changes.