This is where to start to learn more about social interaction and social awareness. Understanding the perspectives of others is key to all interpersonal relationships. Many students, including those with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, and similar social and communication challenges, have difficulties understanding that other people have perspectives that are different from their own. Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME features three chapters on assessments: the first describes the Dynamic Assessment Protocol, the second gives comments and critiques on other assessment techniques, and the third provides the 29 pages of the Dynamic Assessment Protocol and checklist to encourage others to use these informal assessment tools.
- Michelle’s perspective-taking model
- How understanding the perspectives of others is the foundation of interpersonal relationships
- How to address specific deficits in this area
- The Four Steps of Communication – enhancing perspective-taking
- Specific, related treatment activities
- Sample IEP goals and benchmarks
- The ME Binder: teaching your students their IEP goals, why this helps
- Social Behavior Mapping
- Visual ways to teach students the impact of behaviors on others and themselves
- Sample maps and making your own!
- The Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol
- Why assessments fall short
- Michelle’s practical informal assessment strategy
- 25 pages of templates to use for the Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol
- Additional concrete strategies and user-friendly templates to help your student(s) build their own more dynamic social thinking abilities and see the rewards of doing so.
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