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Designed to ENGAGE each child's Body, Mind & Neural Pathways to success!



Recommended for all special needs children

Loved by children

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Accessible on any Device

Teach Self Advocacy skills

Boost Self Esteem and Autonomy 



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Perfect for disengaged, HARD-TO-REACH kids!


Give the gift of engagement, positivity and learning to help them become confident, more cooperative and able to achieve!



Made with these things in mind... 


Kids who take things literally, lash out, misunderstand social cues


Explicitly worded and illustrated 


The reasoning is explained in a simple and comprehensive manner


Easy to implement 

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The stories you will read to your child are created in such a way that is simple, engaging and achievable with the support that you can do simply and easily in the context of the story.


This will help your child associate instructions with their body making safe learning environments for all behavioural and educational outcomes to be achieved. 



Who is ASD Books?


A platform for teachers, parents, therapists & caregivers


Social Stories that Engage a Child's Brain


Achieve Emotional, Social, Educational and Behavioural Outcomes


Simple, Easy & Tangible Results!



The Blog


"You can bounce the ball on the floor" "You can yell loudly at the park" aka "You can (action) (somewhere safe)"




Mumma, do you shout "Don't RUN!"?


"DON'T RUN!!" you yell at your child as you follow along with their siblings walking back to the car, and they turn around and give you that cheeky smile that screams to you "I'm gonna do it!!!"


Why!? Do they want us to panic? Are they doing it for attention? Why must they run everywhere? They have no fear!



More than misbehaviour?


Maybe it's deeper than expected. Maybe it's a mixture of things. Who knows, but something that has helped tremendously is telling them the action word they CAN do. The SAFE option.


This is a little bit of false choice, mixed with positive parenting, mixed with language and child development and how the brain functions.


High-needs children often have multiple areas of developmental delays and struggle in many areas, so our language surrounding them can make a huge, yet seemingly minute difference to them.


If you haven't read anything about false choice its something along the lines, and to summarise really poorly: Thinking about YOUR objective - getting to the car, for example. Then giving options on how to get there which in child development of independence is making choices for themselves. For example "do you want to walk or skip to the car?"




A new approach...


This technique is an easy play, if you manage to remember to do it, and makes it clear that they will go to the car but they also have a choice.


In this scenario, you wouldn't say something like "Run to the car or skip to the car" because running is the behaviour you want to avoid.


However as a backup, if the false choice fails and your ND (neurodiverse) child is running to the car anyway, A quick technique of language change could be your best friend "WALKING!!" you hear yourself start to yell to your child.


Yes, an action word. With "Don't run" and other language involving the word don't often left me wondering as a child what to do instead, of course, left to my own devices the conclusion I made inevitably wasn't something that was pleasing to my parents, and I often felt like I landed in trouble, so became compliant in my behaviours, instead of embracing and cultivating my uniqueness in a structured way.


Keeping it SIMPLE is key, however!! Especially for those who struggle with auditory processing or executive functioning delays, or young children. No need to lecture!




"You can (action word) (safe place)"

simple. effective. even fun!



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