Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 38, Issue 9, pp 1689–1696

The Effectiveness of Social Stories on Decreasing Disruptive Behaviors of Children with Autism: Three Case Studies

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-008-0551-0

Cite this article as:
Ozdemir, S. J Autism Dev Disord (2008) 38: 1689. doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0551-0


The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of social stories on decreasing the disruptive behaviors of children with autism. Social stories were created for three participants, ages 7 and 9, to decrease three target disruptive behaviors, using a loud voice in class, chair tipping, and cutting in lunch line. Using a multiple-baseline across participants design, social stories were implemented, and direct observations of participants’ target behaviors were conducted three times per week. The present study findings suggest that the use of properly constructed social stories without additional behavioral management interventions may be effective in decreasing the disruptive behaviors of children with autism.


Autism Social stories Disruptive behaviors Intervention 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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