Social stories are a teaching strategy developed by Carol Gray for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Social stories are brief, simply written descriptions of social rules and expectations that are often difficult for persons with ASD to understand. The first social stories were written without pictures primarily for high-school students with ASD. Since then, social story adaptations have been used with individuals with ASD from preschool through adulthood. This entry provides an overview of social stories, particularly as they relate to theory of mind and persons with ASD.

Theories of ASD and Social Stories

Persons with ASD have often described their difficulties in following and interpreting fast-moving social interactions of persons who are typically developing. Temple Grandin, in her book Thinking in Pictures: My Life With ...

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