The Effects of Social Stories on Negative Behaviors in Social Settings and Situations


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Masters of Education

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using social stories to increase positive and decrease negative behaviors in students with autism in social settings and situations. The study was conducted over a six week period involving two preschool aged students diagnosed with autism. The instrument used to gather data was a tally sheet on which the teacher recorded the frequency of positive and negative social behaviors as they occurred during arrival times and developmental play times.