Newly published research demonstrates the effectiveness of a Social Stories intervention to reduce obsessive repetitive and other problem behaviors for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) during academic instruction in regular classrooms. These results support the contention that the intervention is unobtrusive and easy to implement, allowing for comfortable use in a regular classroom to produce positive results in terms of controlling challenging behavior and increasing appropriate academic behavior of these students.
Chan, J. M., O’Reilly, M. F., Lang, R. B., Boutot, E. A., White, P. J., Pierce, N., & Baker, S. (2011). Evaluation of a Social StoriesTM intervention implemented by pre-service teachers for students with autism in general education settings. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 715