Theory of Mind
Components of the Social Thinking Methodology fit within the Theory of Mind concept by addressing narrative language, reading comprehension and perspective taking.
If you are familiar with the Social Thinking framework, you know treatment starts at the level of the student’s social mind. We avoid assumptions of ability or challenge based on test scores and instead start by trying to understand how the client views the world. From there we teach lessons at a level the individual can understand about his or her own and others’ perspectives, mental manipulation, and social self-awareness, focusing on social attention and related social skills. We also connect social learning to social academic abilities and critical thinking, skills that are highly valued in the classroom, community, and work environments.