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This video tutorial offers instructions and examples of how to create personal stories to address specific behaviors that may negatively affect a person’s social interactions. This video is part of a professional development retreat held at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa. The Ghana Ministry of Education Division of Special Education’s “Unit Schools” are 2 to 3 classrooms for students with intellectual disabilities and autism within a general education school. There are currently 25 Unit Schools throughout Ghana with approximately 1,200 students. Lindsay Milgram, CCC-SLP, introduced these narrative stories, which are adapted from Carol Grey’s Social Stories, to 70 “Unit School” teachers of students with intellectual disabilities and autism and teachers of students in general education.

Social stories are designed for children with autism or intellectual disability that have behaviors that may interfere with them participating in the class, home and/or community. The stories help the identify the behavior, understand how the behavior affects the child as well as what they can do instead and how that will benefit them. They were developed for individuals with autism and/ or intellectual disability.

The transcript for this video in Amharic is in the process of being created and will be posted as soon as possible.

Find the playlist for the full set of videos in this module series here:

Narrative Stories Playlist

Find each of the modules from this playlist here:

Swahilli Version (Narrative Stories)

Amharic Version (Narrative Stories)

French Version (Narrative Stories)

English Version (Narrative Stories)