Social story among Aperger’s syndrome children

Author: Normaliza Abd Rahim (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
Speaker: Normaliza Abd Rahim
Topic: Language pedagogies
The (SCOPUS / ISI) SOAS GLOCAL CALA 2019 General Session


The study focuses on the usage of social story among Asperger’s children. The objectives of the study were to identify and discuss the utterances among the Asperger children. The samples of the study consist of six subjects at one of the local schools in Malaysia. A social story was storytold in twenty minutes a day for two weeks. After two weeks, the subjects were asked on their activity that they had the day before. The results of the study showed that all the six subjects understood the story and they seemed to copy or follow the action from the story. It can be seen that the subjects were happy to help in the house and socialize with their parents and siblings. The results revealed that social story helps Asperger children in better understanding of their behaviour in their own family and will hopefully be used among their friends at school. This will help them in their future social life. It is hoped that further studies will focus on social stories that relate to folklore to enhance the Asperger children learning in the classroom.

Keywords: Asperger children, social story, utterance, behaviour, classroom