Developing social skills in children equip them for a future normal interaction in all aspects of life. A social story is an easy and efficient method for teaching children how to do specific things, learn social skills, control new or unusual social situations, and manage problem behaviors. So this story intended to teach children to not open the door for strangers. A story about a little boy who heard the doorbell ring, but he kept the door close and called his mother. Social stories teach children what kind of behaviors are expected from them in specific events, as well as the expected responses.
Since social stories usually used for children with special needs, especially autistic children the main target audience would be children with autism.
Also children at age 3-4
No geographical location
Children will be able to demonstrate the accurate responses expected to the doorbell ringing.
Social Learning Theory: social learning theory describes the role of observational
learning in the modeling and development of different social behaviors.
Sitting/Introduction: Little boy “Joe” watching TV
Incident: The doorbell ring
Climax: He doesn’t know the person outside the door, the person outside the door is a stranger
Resolution: He leaves the door closed, and call his mother
When I thought of this idea I was thinking about my three years old nephew who always run to open the door without asking.
I have defined my learning goal.
Wrote up the script.
Designed the characters and the scenes of the comic panels
With this young age in mind, I thought it would be good to have these panels arranged in a way that can be printed and used as a card game for children.
Programs: Adobe Illustrator
Category: Visual Design, Graphic Design, Story Telling
Created: Fall 2018
Jones, PR; Bawazir, R; (2018) A Theoretical Framework on Using Social Stories with the Creative Arts for Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 11 (9) pp. 533-541.
Designed by Manal Alyaba
Original Graphics by www.vecteezy.com