Social Stories

Social stories to help kids (and adults) with autism, and anxiety, or any other social/emotional needs.

I Am Going to the Dentist (A Story to Prepare Children for Dental Appointments)

I Am Going to the Dentist (A Story to Prepare Children for Dental Appointments)

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Below you will find a social story about going to the dentist, to help children prepare for check-ups/appointments. Social stories are a research-based tool used to help children prepare for real-life events. They can help ease anxiety or set expectations for behavior in certain situations. Social stories are often used for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety disorders,Continue Reading

A Social Story to Prepare Children for Doctor’s Appointments

A Social Story to Prepare Children for Doctor’s Appointments

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Below you will find a social story about going to the doctor, to help children prepare for check-ups/appointments. Social stories are a research-based tool used to help children prepare for real-life events. They can help ease anxiety or set expectations for behavior in certain situations. Social stories are often used for children with autism spectrum disordersContinue Reading

5 Great Books to Teach Young Children About Empathy

5 Great Books to Teach Young Children About Empathy

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As a behavior specialist and mobile therapist, I always loved using books to teach kids about a variety of social-emotional skills such as how to understand your feelings, how to be a friend, how to accept differences, how to develop empathy, how to solve a problem, how to be a good citizen, etc. Research alsoContinue Reading

An Interactive Story about What School Is Like and How to Behave

An Interactive Story about What School Is Like and How to Behave

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Below you will find an interactive social story about going to school. The story can be used to help children prepare for a typical school day including their first day of school. You can also read this story with your child to practice reading skills. Social stories are a research-based tool used to help childrenContinue Reading

A Story to Teach Kids to Calmly Respond to the Word “No!”

A Story to Teach Kids to Calmly Respond to the Word “No!”

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An Interactive Story to Teach Kids About Restaurant Behavior

An Interactive Story to Teach Kids About Restaurant Behavior

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Below you will find an interactive social story that you can use to teach a child how to behave in a restaurant. But first some quick instructions and information… You will have to scroll through the PDF to view this whole story. You will also need Adobe Reader (free download). If you can’t see theContinue Reading

Taking Children with Autism to a Ball Game

Taking Children with Autism to a Ball Game

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This video gives ideas for how to support parents who may be worried or afraid to take a child with sensory needs/autism on an outing in the community. I thought the inspirational message and hope was definitely worth sharing with our visitors. Please forgive the ad at the start of the video. After this video checkContinue Reading