A social story is a short story that describes to an individual the relevant social cues and common responses in a specific situation. It explains what happens and why the situation occurs. A social story is designed to prepare an individual for an uncertain event, to share information, or to provide him/her with a strategy to deal with an event effectively with a thought-out plan and guide. The story should be read to the patient several times before the first appointment. Here are links to two different social stories for the dental office.
Visit to Dentist’s Office: StrategyAtWork_VisitToDentistSocialStory.24121815.pdf
Going to the Dentist: dentist-social-story.pdf