The effect of social stories on the positive play behaviors and social interactions of preschool students with developmental disabilities
M.A. Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Kuder, Sydney J.
Committee Member 2
Autism, Developmental Delays, Early Childhood Development, Social and Emotional Development, Social Stories, Turn Taking
Children with disabilities--Development; Education, Preschool
Early Childhood Education | Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this single subject design study was to determine the effectiveness of social stories on the positive play behaviors and social interactions of preschool students with developmental disabilities. The satisfaction of staff members with the implementation of social stories in the classroom was also examined. Preschool students in the study showed an increase in positive social interactions including turn-taking, using verbal and non-verbal communication to express their feelings during play, and overall positive play behaviors after implementation of social stories. Staff members reported positive social validity of the intervention. Implications for using social stories with preschool students with developmental disabilities are discussed.
DiVittorio, Lauren Lee, "The effect of social stories on the positive play behaviors and social interactions of preschool students with developmental disabilities" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2621.