Social Stories can be used in many situations.
I like to use thems whenever my son has to transition into something new.
The first time we used a social story was when, my son was going through the process of removing his g-tube.
Our gastroenterologist, had been
concerned that my son would become upset when his g-tube was removed,
after all it had been a part of him since he was three months old. So
just removing the g-tube without preparation wasn't an option for us. This was not something that had ever occurred to me but it did make alot of sense!
referred us to psychologist who specialized in feeding disorders and
she was the one that recommended that we create social story about the
process of removing the g-tube.
So...I created the story and included all information I could about
doctor liked Collin's story so much that I he is now using it
to share with other parents who are facing similar challenges.
I great place to get ideas for social stories is on a website called Board Maker Share.
I have used some of the examples on this site for situations like why
we do not touch to dealing with emotions and anxieties. Browse through the posts
even submit your own social story if you have one to help others.
I also came across this You-Tube social
story video the other day, that I just love and so did my son. There
are lots of different types of social stories on You-Tube as well.
Take advantage of social stories. They really do help!