Interpret Scenarios Using NonVerbal Clues
Behavior / communication / Social Thinking

Interpret Scenarios Using NonVerbal Clues

Nonverbal Communication is a HUGE area of difficulty for my high school students who have high-functioning Autism/Aspergers. This unit really worked on having the students analyze observations (what they see) to make “Smart Guesses” of what is happening in the scenarios. This is always a challenge for my kiddos but after practice and repetition, they start to recognize … Continue reading

Autism Classroom (2nd/3rd Grade)
Behavior / Classroom / communication / Social Thinking / Teacher Inspirations

Autism Classroom (2nd/3rd Grade)

FINALLY posting about my FAVORITE teaching experience & classroom!!! My 2nd & 3rd Grade Self-Contained Autism Classroom ❤️💙   Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome have a great deal of potential with respect to  long-term developmental outcomes. The program is structured to meet the needs of children with High-Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome and … Continue reading

Making Impressions – Perspective Taking
Behavior / communication / Social Thinking

Making Impressions – Perspective Taking

This Making Impressions Unit is part of the Social Thinking framework.  What concept are we teaching: Making Impressions – Being Able to Abstract & Infer: This is the ability to figure out what people are thinking about when it is not clearly stated. Why the concept is important: By reading the environment and person’s facial expression, body language, tone of … Continue reading

Making Inferences – Think with Eyes
communication / Social Thinking

Making Inferences – Think with Eyes

This Making Inferences Unit is part of the Social Thinking framework. 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 … Continue reading