Digital Scrapbooking Helps Children With Disabilities

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Scrap Girls consumers are using digital scrapbooking products for much more than scrapbooking family memories.

Scrap Girls consumers are using digital scrapbooking products for much more than scrapbooking family memories.

Melanie, a layout designer at ScrapGirls.com, takes her digital scrapbooking personally. So personally in fact, that she has started using this art form to design social stories for her son. Melanie's son struggles with language delays. As part of his therapy, his speech therapist recommended that Melanie should write stories for him in which she would describe how he should behave. Melanie knew right away how she would do this: digital scrapbooking.

Melanie uses digital scrapbooking products from ScrapGirls.com to display digital photos of her son in a colorful comic-book style that will keep his attention. Her son is the star and he loves the books. Through them, he can watch himself make good choices.

Rose Ann Bright, a Scrap Girls customer noted, "I think this is a wonderful idea. I teach a variety of children, some of whom have autism, learning disabilities, or intellectual disabilities. Social stories are a big part of teaching children the correct way to interact with peers and adults." Rose Ann also suggests the digitally scrapbooked stories could be presented as PowerPoint presentations.

Julie, a friend of Melanie's, recently underwent brain surgery. To prepare her autistic son for the event, she prepared social stories to help him understand what would happen. He learned why his grandparents would be taking care of him for a while and why his father wouldn't be around as much. He learned why his mother's hair would be cut and why she wouldn't be able to read to him or take him to school for a period of time.

To learn more about digital scrapbooking and creative ways to use it visit http://www.ScrapGirls.com. Scrap Girls exists to make it simple and fun to become a great digital scrapbooker.

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