A social story about talking about one’s day, & a simple visual support that asks different “WH” questions (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How).
Questions that begin with who, what, when, where, why or how are commonly called “wh” questions. These simple questions are often taught to young children for a very important reason. Being able to ask and answer these types of questions is the foundation for participating in conversations. These questions also help children learn about the world, and the people that they meet. Being able to identify what is being asked in these questions, and correctly answer them also helps children expand their vocabulary and become more comfortable speaking with people. The findings of a study conducted by by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) recommended that verbal children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) be screened for “wh” question comprehension before age 4. Visual supports like the one found in this app can help early learners master comprehension of this invaluable skill.
This app contains a social story about “wh” questions, and a tool for practicing the correct way to answer the different types of questions. The social story uses fun illustrations and simple text to explain what the different type of “wh” questions are asking, and how you can use those questions to tell someone about things that happened. The app also includes a chart that asks a different “wh” question each time the button is pressed. This is a fun and safe way for children to practice answering “wh” questions correctly, and ensures that they know what is expected of them when these types of questions are asked.
Great social story! – This has helped several people I work with as a behavior specialist to increase their conversation skills. It would also be helpful to have a social story about ASKING wh questions. A skill that many people with developmental disabilities lack. Thank you!