A quick “cheat sheet” for Social Story construction
A Social Story has four sentence types:
- descriptive: the setting and what people normally do
- directive: to give appropriate response
- perspective: reactions of others
- control: written by the individual to remember the context
Carol Gray recommends one directive sentence for every two or three of the other sentence types.
Always and I will are word choices to avoid since they are inflexible.
Use pictures, icons, include a mini-schedule and a clock if needed.
Read several times before the event.