Social stories Craig Domanski Caldwell College PS 572--Teaching Language and Social Skills to Children with Autism. Overview. History Definitions Uses Components Guidelines 4-Term Contingency Example References. History. Developed by Carol Gray
0-1 directive statements
2-5 descriptive, perspective, and/or affirmative statements
(Social Story for sharing a toy)
Contextual stimulus SD Response Consequence
Play setting Peer asks for toy Student shares Praise
Peer present Social Story
Hi, my name is Craig.
When I get sad about too much work, it’s a good idea to: <affirmative statement>
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