My Social Stories Book Product Review
Over the last decade, Carol Gray’s Social Stories approach has become established as a highly effective way of teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum.
Taking the form of short narratives, the Stories in My Social Stories Book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. It also helps children to understand different experiences such as going to school, shopping and visiting the doctor.
These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children – but most especially those on the autism spectrum.
My Social Stories Book contains over 150 Stories and is illustrated throughout with line drawings by Sean McAndrew, which forms a visual counterpart to the text. A helpful introduction explains to parents and carers how to get the most out of the book.
Product: My Social Stories Book
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd (1 Feb. 2001)
Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 0.8 x 24.6 cm
This book is a valuable resource for parents who are just starting to use social stories for their autistic child. It is a good value for money which is filled with examples of social stories covering almost every situation you could think of which is aimed at 2-6-Year-olds. It includes the day to day situations that children with autism often find confusing or frustrating.
Some might find this book aimed more towards care professionals than parents who can tailor the needs of the individual child concerned. It does not come with a DVD or CD feature guide.
The New Social Story Book Product Review
Since the early 90s, Carol Gray’s world-famous Social Stories have helped thousands of children with autism spectrum disorders.This 15th Anniversary Edition of her best-selling book offers ready-to-use stories that parents and educators have depended on for years, and new sections added are: How to most effectively use and apply the stories; How to improve the lives of younger children; and Social Stories for teens and adults with autism.Developed through years of experience, these strategically written stories explain social situations in ways children and adults with autism understand while teaching social skills needed for them to be successful at home, school, work, and in the community
.Product: The New Social Story Book
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Publisher: Future Horizons; 15th Anniversary, Revised, Expanded ed. edition (November 28, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches
This book has a range of social stories to offer from different ages of childhood, teens, and adults with autism from different social settings and situations. You will find these as a very valuable resource that will help your child understand and develop his social skills with confidence. He needs this in order to learn how to properly interact in different social settings. It has an added CD feature of printable and editable social stories.
Most of the social stories are geared for older kids and the stories need more editable contents and more graphics.
I sincerely hope these insights have helped in some way, and welcome your questions should there be any.