Research Brief #3: Social Narratives
by Holly Whittenburg, Whitney Ham, & Jennifer McDonough
What are Social Narratives?
Social narratives are popular interventions to use with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), because of the ease with which they can be implemented and the wide variety of situations and skills to which they can be applied. Social narratives describe the social expectations and hidden social rules of different situations, assisting individuals with ASD to gain the prior knowledge and skills needed to be successful in specific settings and events. In other words, social narratives help address the social skills deficits experienced by many people with ASD by providing clear guidance on how to navigate a given social situation. (Download PDF or Word Document above to read the full article.)