Social Stories are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why.
Social stories can be used to:
develop self-care skills (for example, how to clean teeth, wash hands or get dressed), social skills (for example, sharing, asking for help, saying thank you, interrupting) and academic abilities
help someone to understand how others might behave or respond in a particular situation
help a person to cope with changes to routine and unexpected or distressing events (for example, absence of teacher, moving house, thunderstorms)
provide positive feedback to a person about an area of strength or achievement in order to develop self-esteem
as a behavioural strategy (for example, what to do when angry, how to cope with anxiety).