Many people ask: What IS a Travel Social Story Video?
Social Stories were first developed by Carol Gray in 1991. Social Stories describe of a specific situation, event or activity, and are meant to relay information about expected behaviors in that situation. Social Stories can prep a person for something they've never done before by discussing steps or procedures, explaining safety rules, and familiarizing them with the upcoming activity.
There are many daily events that social stories have been written for -- "Going to a Doctor's Appointment," "Going to the Dentist," "Getting a Haircut," "Going to School," and more. Any situation that can be anxiety-producing for someone can be a great topic for a social story.
Traditionally, social stories have been written, using lots of photos or illustrations, don't use a lot of text per page, and list out the steps that the person will encounter in that particular situation.
Teachers, therapists, and parents can read the social story to the person daily for weeks before, to familiarize the person with the upcoming event.
Many kids these days are obsessed with video - so why not make Social Story Videos for people with Autism, anxiety, and other Special Needs? Being able too see and hear the situation can make them even more familiar with the upcoming event. They can model their own behavior after the people in the social story video.
Travel Social Story Videos can model behavior and familiarize a person with events like "Flying on an Airplane," "Going through Airport Security," "Staying in a Hotel," "Going to a Theme Park," and more. These situations can be quite stressful and anxiety-producing for someone with Autism, anxiety and other Special Needs and its extremely important to prep a person for these situations ahead of time.
Going a step further, Spectrum Travel Social Story Videos is filming destination-specific social story videos. Spectrum Travel Social Story Videos, or STSSV, is traveling to destinations like Legoland Florida, Universal Studios Orlando, TradeWinds Island Resort, and Seaworld Orlando to film social stories that address very specific topics such as "Obtaining an Accommodations Pass," "How to use the Accommodations Pass," "Activities at the Resort," "What to Do If I Get Lost," "Where to find a Quiet Space," and more.
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