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Using Social Stories and Video Modeling in Occupational Therapy

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


Using Social Stories and Video Modeling in Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists are using social stories and video modeling to successfully teach a variety of skills to children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, and social and emotional disorders. There is a growing base of evidence supporting the use of stories and videos in occupational therapy for the acquisition of social skills, fine and gross motor skills, emotional regulation, daily routines, and adaptive behaviors. In this 1-hour webinar, Gwen presents the history and evidence behind social stories and video modeling. Next, you learn how to use these tools to facilitate the acquisition of social skills, increase independence in the activities of daily living, enhance sensory modulation, and improve handwriting. Specific tools such as Carol Gray’s Social Stories™, apps, and links to free resources equip participants to begin making stories right away easily.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate Social Stories® from other stories used for similar purposes.
  2. List at least three apps used to make or access social stories and video models easily.
  3. Identify evidence-based resources for commercially available or easy-to-make stories and video models.

Course Information

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.1 AOTA CEU or one contact hour under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders. Gwen is the creator of BrainWorks sensory diet tools. Although selling the business in October 2020, she remains with Sensational Brain as the AOTA CE Administrator. She currently works as an Intensive Support Specialist for a large educational service agency. Gwen presents to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and will soon have an empty nest as her three daughters venture out on their own. Learn more about Gwen’s mission and why she created BrainWorks on our About page. To view Gwen’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Gwen Wild receives compensation for her responsibilities as CE administrator for AOTA as well as speaking fees from Sensational Brain LLC. Gwen is co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5®.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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