This app is a simple and short social story about divorce and what it means for a child. The app uses simple language and graphics to explain that divorce means parents living in separate houses, and that it’s ok.
Dealing with divorce can be difficult for any child, and may be especially difficult for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other special need.
Children with special needs often need more direct instruction of abstract concepts, like divorce, than typically developing children. Teaching what happens with a divorce to any child may be easier and less stressful when visual supports, like social stories are used. This social story explains accurate information and ensures that your child will know the basics of what to expect from a divorce.
Social stories are an important type of visual support often used with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other special need. This social story uses simple text and descriptive pictures to explain what a divorce is.
Social stories were first defined by Carol Gray in 1991 and are commonly used to break down a task or social situation into small and easy to understand steps, often accompanied by descriptive pictures. Social stories are incredibly easy to implement and are used by many professionals for a wide range of behaviors.