StoryMaker™ is the premier app for creating and presenting Social Stories™. Now includes exclusive content from Carol Gray, creator of the Social Stories methodology, and is based on classroom research funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s IES SBIR program.

StoryMaker is an app from HandHold Adaptive®, makers of iPrompts® and other leading tools serving those with special needs and their caregivers. The app is designed to help parents, educators and clinicians quickly and easily use the following features:

* CREATE SOCIAL STORIES with PICTURES and TEXT: Create as many stories as you’d like. Use up to three pictures per page, or use none. The text you use stretches automatically to fit the screen, whether you’ve typed four words or forty, on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Use our stock library of images, add your own from the camera, import from an external source, or search and download from the Web.

* ADD AUDIO: StoryMaker lets you add custom voice recordings to each page. Or, activate one of 10+ Text-to-Speech voices to read your text aloud.

* EMAIL AND PRINT: Email a story to yourself as a PDF, then print it from your computer.

* CUSTOMIZE LOOK AND FEEL: Select background and type colors which suit individual readers best.

* ACADEMY (EXCLUSIVE CONTENT from CAROL GRAY): Learning to write great Social Stories is now a breeze! Carol Gray’s “Academy” teaches her renowned, research-based criteria for writing effective Social Stories. Each module takes only minutes to complete, so you’ll be writing terrific stories in no time!

* CAROL’S CLASSICS (EXCLUSIVE CONTENT from CAROL GRAY): Ten of Carol’s “classic” Social Stories are included in the app. Each story can be customized and emailed or printed.

* PRODUCT RESEARCH: In a study conducted by autism researchers at the Yale Child Study Center and Southern Connecticut State University, StoryMaker was found to be an effective intervention for students with autism spectrum disorders. Inquiries about the research study may be directed to

HandHold Adaptive® was founded in 2008 by the family of a young boy with autism. We create applications for caregivers of those with special needs, including iPrompts® (visual support sand schedules) and AutismTrack™ (track medicines, diets, therapies and behaviors). HandHold Adaptive® proudly releases StoryMaker™ to help caregivers everywhere construct social narratives, an evidence-based practice for individuals with developmental delays.

To learn more, visit: Facebook: iPrompts.

Patents pending. ©2009-2014 HandHold Adaptive, LLC, all rights reserved. StoryMaker research is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, IES SBIR program.

What’s New

Version 4.4.02

• Fixed camera cropping on iPad
• Updated web image search to work reliably

Ratings and Reviews

AmandaB1216 ,

Easy to Use

As an SLP, this app is great for quickly creating social stories for clients who are having difficulty with any given situation. As soon as parents tell you about a scenario that they want you to work on, it only takes a couple of minutes to put together a social story to work on in that day's session and then you can email and/or print it for them to use at home. The app allows you to instantly pull in pictures from google or your own camera with just a couple of clicks. Though the cost is a bit steep, it has great features that can be used by clinicians and families alike.

SLP_Nicole ,

The best app for Social Stories

Very clean interface and easy to use. Takes only seconds to create stories, and you can use up to 3 pictures per page from the camera, Flickr, Google, Bing, etc. You can narrate stories with your own voice too, and print/email them. If you use Social Stories, this is the app to buy!

Tgwebster ,

Awesome, Awesome App

I have made too many social stories to count. Storymaker app, for our new class IPad, is so user friendly and awesome! Love that I can take a picture, or bring one in from the Web, with one easy click. Thanks for an awesome App!


Handhold Adaptive, LLC
48.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2016 HandHold Adaptive LLC


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