Thursday, March 19, 2020

Social Narratives for COVID-19

The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, may cause fear, anxiety, or confusion for many children and youth. While Social Narratives (SN) have been shown to be an effective strategy for children with autism, they are appropriate for individuals of any age who may be experiencing challenges with social communication. Social Narratives or stories can help alleviate fears and anxiety many children may be experiencing at this time and help them cope during the coming days and weeks.

Lee A. Wilkinson, PhD, is a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist, and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist. He is author of the award-winning books,  A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools and Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: A Self-Help Guide Using CBTHe is also editor of a text in the APA School Psychology Book Series,  Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools. His latest book is A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Schools (2nd Edition).

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