This Making Inferences Unit is part of the Social Thinking framework. This section is based on the book below:
Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students written by Michelle Garcia Winners, SLP ©2008 Think Social Publishing, Inc. All Right Reserved. www.socialthinking.com
This lesson was developed to help my students use their eyes to find social clues (facts) that people present during conversations. These are nonverbal behaviors (facial expressions, body language, gestures, eye contact and proximity).
Think With You Eyes = Observations (FACTS you CAN’T ARGUE)
Once my students mastered this skill, I added the next step – Making Inferences! My students had to talk all of the observations (facts) to make Smart Guesses of what the person is feeling / thinking.