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Special Learning, Inc. Launches “Social Stories,” Downloadable Educational Book Series to Help with the Treatment of Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 26, 2012

Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile applications and educational resources for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), today announced the launch of its new downloadable educational book series called “Social Stories.” Social Stories are short, illustrated books that help teach children affected by autism to learn specific social “rules” or “norms” that are generally accepted in society to allow them to communicate effectively. Examples of subjects include saying “hello” and “goodbye,” and “asking for help.”

The Social Stories book series is available as PDF downloads from the website. The books will be available in downloadable e-Reader formats for Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook and iPads in July 2012.

Social Stories are written from the perspective of the student and outline a set of “rules” that should be followed in variety of social settings to help individuals navigate situations that might otherwise prove difficult or cause them discomfort. The goal of Social Stories is to prepare students to address common situations by understanding how to appropriately respond by offering repetitive examples for specific situations encountered.

The Social Stories series of books and educational flashcards help teach communal skills through the use of precise and sequential information about everyday events a child may find difficult or confusing, preventing additional anxiety on the part of your child.

As part of the Social Stories series, Special Learning is making several titles available, including “Asking for Help,” “Saying Hi,” “Saying Goodbye,” “Saying Thank You,” and “Trying When It's Hard.” Additional titles are planned.

Anecdotal evidence suggests that social stories are a very effective means of teaching social skills to a certain population of students with ASD. Specifically, researchers, healthcare professionals and parents will find value in the Social Stories series as an educational tool to foster proper development of communication skill in those affected by autism.

Each Special Learning Social Stories book set comes with a set of flashcards that the students can carry with them. These flashcards correspond to every page of the book to help reinforce key messages of the story. Each story also includes a classification key that allows users to easily identify the age-appropriate book that is most relevant to address a particular learning situation.
Each Social Stories set includes:

  •     Colored books in two sizes: 11 x 8.5 and 5.5 x 8.5
  •     Black and white books in two sizes: 11 x 8.5 and 5.5 x 8.5
  •     Flashcards

The price of each Special Learning Social Stories book set is $9.99.

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About Special Learning
Special Learning is the leading global provider of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions, designing mobile applications and educational resources based on clinical evidence-based research to ensure that every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder is capable of attaining an abundant and fulfilling life. Through its comprehensive web portal, Special Learning provides the global autism community with a range of ABA training and educational products, web-based and downloadable tools and professional services to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.