Theory of Mind has been thought to be a core deficit in children with autism. A child who is impaired in the ability to understand what another can perceive, what another can know and what another can believe will find it difficult to navigate social situations and understand basic stories and conversations. Theory of Mind can be taught on a developmental basis. Not only will this make a great difference to your student, it is fun! In this course, you will learn what Theory of Mind is and creative ways to teach it through stories and games.
- After this course, participants will be able to define Theory of Mind.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain why a deficiency in Theory of Mind makes it difficult to understand stories.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain why a deficit in Theory of Mind makes it difficult to understand social situations.
- After this course, participants will be able to chart a sequence of levels of instruction to teach Theory of Mind.
|0-20 Minutes||What is Theory of Mind?|
|20-55 Minutes||Ways to Teach Theory of Mind on a Developmental Basis|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion, Q&A|
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