Social Thinking Conferences
Movie Time Social Learning: Using Movies to Build Social Understanding
Friday, June 22, 2012 1:50 PM
Movie Time Social Learning teaches social cognition concepts through structured viewing of popular movies. Movie Time presents a format through which children (ranging from late preschool through high school) are guided in: identifying the thoughts, feelings and plans of characters, practicing their perspective taking skills, expanding how they think ad talk about feelings, building empathic understanding, improving narrative language skills, and engaging in positive interactions with others. This presentation will review the core parts of the program, including the three levels of social learners and three classifications of tasks. Specific samples of all learners and all tasks will be shown using task box examples from the book in conjunction with video clips. As these examples are given, the focus will be on how the therapist acts in order to optimize social sponteneity in the social learners. Finally, the presentation will move to guidelines for selecting additional movies and creating your own series of tasks.
- Explain the benefits of using structured movie viewing when working to develop social cognition.
- Give three examples of modifications in adult behavior that are conducive to more naturalistic social learning.
- Explain how you would go about selecting a movie and developing task boxes to use with social learners.