- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Future Horizons; 2nd edition (September 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 188547766X
- ISBN-13: 978-1885477668
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #714,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I think Baron-Cohen/Hill/Golan/Wheelwright's Mind Reading program looks like an exciting new technique to assist people with autism in understanding emotion, especially those who are either high-functioning or Aspie. But as someone who has spent the last several years working in the field of PDDs and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, I can tell you sincerely that Carol Gray's social stories are as necessary to our line of work as a calculator is to an accountant. I can also tell you that there is no ONE technique that is the end-all-be-all of autism support and treatment-- there are no hard and fast rules here as all people with autism are as different from each other as anyone else, and will all respond differently to various methodologies. Professionals, parents and caregivers know that to help a person with autism succeed, they must furnish them with many tools-- social stories being only one of these. But anyone who thinks that social stories are redundant or are too "touchy-feely" for any practical use has obviously not spent any quality time teaching people with autism to perform all of the day-to-day activities that you and I take for granted.
Simply put: social stories couldn't be more practical. Two of the defining characteristics of autism are difficulty perceiving social cues/functioning in social settings and a prevalence toward visual learning.Read more ›
Carol Gray's book does accomplish this. This work also covers "empathy," a concept that many people with Asperger's find challenging. Empathy, or the ability to mentally and emotionally put oneself in the place of another person is something that many people with Asperger's have to be taught cognitively. This is not to suggest that people on the autism spectrum do not care about people; such is not the case at all. Empathy or being able to "see" from the vantage point of another is yet another skill that is broken down into manageable steps in this book.
Adults on the spectrum might find this a helpful tool. It provides a clear picture of how people navigate through social territory and often find mountains and road blocks instead of a clear path.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a great resource for writing social stories for my daughter with Sensory Processing. I have used many of the stories as is and used others as guidelines to write... Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Mom of 2
The Authority on Social Stories, a way for autistic students to prepare for things that happen to help them make sence of the world. Great resource.Published on June 25, 2013 by Mary Beth Denoncourt
This book is not what I expected at all. My son is a higher functioning autistic child. This book is written as if a toddler were reading it. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by sarah jones
I have three older children who are always on the go so we are on the run between soccer games, play practices, piano, and different restaurants. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by email@example.com
I purchased this book as a resource for my students impacted by Autism, but have since found it beneficial to others with social skills deficits. Read morePublished on June 13, 2010 by mw