July 10, 2010

The New Social Story Book

Product Description

Social Stories provide REAL social understanding! Carol Gray developed the Social Story in 1991 to promote social understanding in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Now, nearly twenty years after their inception, Social Stories have become a standard approach for teachers and parents all over the globe, and the stories are more effective than ever!
Winner of an Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award by the Autism Society of America, this 10th Anniversary Edition of The New Social Story Book offers over 150 of the most requested Social Stories, each one professionally written by Carol Gray. But it doesn t end there Carol also teaches you how to write Social Stories yourself! Years of experience and trial-and-error have led to updated Story guidelines. Carol explains her fine-tuned process in the included ten-step learning module The Social StoryTM 10.1 Tutorials perfect for parents and teachers!

PLUS, to jump-start your story-writing journey, this book comes with a CD containing each Social Story in ready-to-print PDFs AND easy-to-edit Word files! With the CD, you can customize story content and insert images relevant to your child or student s individual experiences. An invaluable bonus!

Things you will learn from this book:

  • Mistakes Can Happen on a Good Day
  • It Was Fun but Now We re Done
  • When It Is My Turn to Listen
  • Saying What I Think with Respect
  • Learning to Respond to Bullying
  • Telling My Teacher about a Problem
  • Fire Drills at School
  • Moving to a New Home
  • Children Grow Kind Of Slow
  • The Truth about Messes
  • This Place is Busy
  • and DOZENS MORE! 
Autism and Asperger's Syndrome are disorders that affect so many people.  For a long time I didn't really the severity of these disabilities.  Carol's book opens a readers eyes by using real stories.  So many children are affected by this illness and the more awareness we create, the better chance we have to cure it.  Carol's has a refreshing voice and it's obvious that she cares about both the person suffering from autism and the family.  This book should be in every library.  I also believe that every parent and teacher should read this book.  They will more than likely come into contact with someone who is Autistic and this would be the best way to prepare themselves.

Future Horizons, Inc.
January 29, 2010
254 pages
$34.95 US

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.

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