Master of Arts in Education (MA)
Special Education Autism Spectrum Disorder
Linda Haymes, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor
The purpose of this component analysis was to determine if a social story in it's entirety are necessary to be effective. The study consisted of two participants. A social story was created to replace shouting out with hand raising. Both participants were in the third grade at the times of the study. Both participants were part of an inclusion program, which included learning center support. The study took place in the learning center. Participant one was given the social story intervention one sentence at time and data taken after each sentence. Participant two was given the social story in it's entirety and then data were taken. The study results suggests that a social story in it's entirety is not needed to lead to the most change in behavior. The study suggests that a descriptive, perspective taking sentence that answers a "wh" questions leads to the most change in behavior.
Atuatasi, A. (2013). A Study to Determine the Effects of the Components of Social Stories on Behavior. Retrieved from https://touroscholar.touro.edu/tucgsoe/225