Social Thinking Conferences
Perspective-Taking: A Real-World Perspective for Middle School and High School Students
Thrasher, Wilger, O'Loughlin & Hallesy
Friday, June 22, 2012 10:45 AM
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The Social Thinking approach is used in an intervention program called Perspectives for middle and high school students with Asperger’s and similar learning profiles at the Temple Grandin School in conjunction with the Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The 4 steps of Perspective Taking and Social Behavior Mapping are at the heart of the program. Students’ objectives are developed through completion of a Learning Strengths and Weaknesses charting activity suggested by Winner. The Social Thinking-Social Communication Profile (ST-SCP)
has been used in conjunction with a Social Competency Continuum to determine where to begin intervention and to determine appropriate strategies. The critical features of a meaningful social context and coaching will be addressed. Contexts explored by Perspectives to date include radio interviewing, video game creation, and designing a gazebo for student use.
- Participants will be able to use the Social Competency Continuum to design and evaluate responsive treatment plans for adolescent learners within the profiles of the ST-SCP.
- Participants will be albe to identify and incorporate meaningful, motivating, real-world experiences into their social communication interventions.
- Participants will understand the role of cueing, coaching, and self-monitoring in scaffolding students' awareness, knowledge, performance, and proficient use of social communication.