Stories to tell is a complete tool to create social stories in a playful and motivating way.
Social stories makes it easier to understand what happens in the interaction between people, which can be especially difficult if you for example have Asperger's syndrome or another autism spectrum diagnosis.
The stories can easily be shared via email, for example between home and school.
The app contains plenty of figures and illustrations to create stories. You can also draw and write, record audio, use the camera and insert your own images.
All the features of the app have been developed in collaboration with children, parents and educators.
･ Share stories as PDFs or Stories to tell files (to be opened and edited on another iPad with Stories to tell)
･ Drawing by hand
･ Record audio
･ Insert figures and illustrations like emoticons, speech bubbles, characters, food, health, transport and communication etc.
･ Add photos
ABOUT SOCIAL STORIES AND COMIC CONVERSATIONS
Social stories is a way to visualize situations and focus on a conversation. What was it that happened? What could you do instead? How does it feel? Social stories can also show in a good way how other people perceive a situation and to understand other people's perspectives. The app can also be used to document your daily routines.
Gunilla Gerland, author and lecturer with extensive experience of working with people with autism spectrum disorders:
“The advantages with the app are mainly that the result is beautiful, it's easy to save all social stories in the same place (and share them with others) and last but not least, that both for children and adults, it will be more fun if you can use a tablet. Here we have a tool that compensates for many of the core problems in autism: communication, social interaction, mentalizing (perspective-taking) and the ability to imagine things. Could we then, stop using the tool? The obvious answer is no. While everything does not fit everyone, people with autism are different and we do not force anything they absolutely do not want on anyone. But if you have autism, you have to try before you know if it can be helpful and my experience is that the social stories method is a great help to many.”
Stories to tell is supported by the Foundation of Autism in Sweden www.autism.se
* Colors for the drawing tool!
* New Icons: Geometric shapes and face expressions.
Ratings and Reviews
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.