Social Story™ Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Anastasia Kokina
  • Louise A. Kaczmarek
Reference work entry


Social Stories™ are a popular intervention purported to assist children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in their social and behavioral difficulties by providing them with simple explanations of challenging situations, concepts, and skills. As the number of research studies examining Social Stories grows, it becomes important to summarize the evidence with regard to their effectiveness. Several meta-analyses have attempted to synthesize the intervention studies of Social Stories. This chapter will summarize and discuss the results of those meta-analyses, with particular focus on the outcomes of the intervention, the methodological quality of intervention research, and the role of the possible moderators of their effectiveness (e.g., participant and intervention characteristics). Finally, directions for future intervention studies and meta-analyses will be outlined.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment Package Social Validity Video Modeling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Instruction and LearningUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of EducationPittsburghUSA

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