Social stories are an extremely effective strategy to use when teaching a child social skills.
Social stories were developed by Carol Gray. They use a colorful and interesting story to help children understand a concept, skill, or situation and guide the child on the appropriate behavior. Social stories use a lot of perspective-taking. They should fully describe the feelings and opinions of the narrator. A social story is written from a first or third perspective. Social stories are an engaging and positive way to teach children social skills.