Abstract

Social skills are of utmost importance in young children’s development. However, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) lack social skills, which creates challenges for them to interact and communicate with others [1]. This, in turn, might increase their risk of being bullied and becoming socially withdrawn [2]. It is therefore imperative to develop and implement effective programs for children with ASD with a view to promoting their social skills. To date, there is limited empirical support for the effects of the use of social stories alone on the social skills of Chinese young children with ASD. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a social story intervention in enhancing the abilities to make eye contact and stick to the conversation topic of a Hong Kong Chinese five-year-old child with level one ASD.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0254
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada