Many of the lessons Michelle weaves into her workshops are written in detail in this book, and there are many more the audiences have never heard! This comprehensive curriculum, breaks detailed lessons into eight chapters demonstrating how lessons evolve from working as a member of a group and observing others, through behavioral self-monitoring, interpreting and producing non-verbal/verbal responses and cues, while also providing hands on strategies for learning about many other areas of social complexity. Each practical lesson builds on the next, across the months and years. IEP goals, tied to Educational Standards, follow each chapter to help parents and professionals connect social goals relate to core academic success. The Curriculum also encourages student self-monitoring with the use of video feedback. The focus of each chapter is to teach a set of “social thinking vocabulary” to be carried out of the therapy room and used across the student’s entire day; both at the school and home. This curriculum is helpful to any parent or professional trying to understand the depth and complexity of teaching social thinking and related social skills to children who are weak in developing these areas.
Audience: Parent, Professional