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Using Social Stories to Establish New Routines

Orienting very young students to virtual learning can be a challenge—a social story that clearly lays out norms and expectations can help.

October 6, 2020

The virtual learning social story featured in this video was written by Courtney Daignault and Whitney Listman and published by Transcend Education. Transcend offers a whole collection of downloadable social stories for educators, free of charge.  

The concept of social stories was developed by Carol Gray in 1990 for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD); they have since found broader usage.

Schools That Work

Van Ness Elementary School

Public, Urban
Grades Pre-K–5
Washington, DC

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  • Pre-K

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