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Introduction. 1. Part 1: What People's Brains Think About. 2. Part 2: What Computers and Brains Remember. 3. Part 3: The Network of Minds and People's Thoughts About You. 4. Part 4: Exploring Other People's Likes and Dislikes. 5. Part 5: Games and Learning Activities.
Explains to children with ASD how, just like a computer saves and shares files, people remember and share their impressions of each other
Joel Shaul is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in ASDs. Through his organization, Autism Teaching Strategies, he provides professional workshops on social skills teaching and effective counseling methods. He is co-creator of Ryuu social skills products and author of The Conversation Train: A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum and The Green Zone Conversation Book: Finding Common Ground in Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum. He provides clinical and consultation services at The Watson Institute of Sewickley, PA. Joel's website is autismteachingstrategies.com.
This book is a creative and highly useful way of explaining social thinking to children on the autism spectrum. Once again, Joel has created a very clear, concise, and visual way of reaching the minds of these incredible children! -- Lisa McDonough, LCSW Joel is a master in teaching social skills. His latest book helps children with Autism to develop an understanding that everyone has their own take on reality. By likening the brain to a computer and incorporating the clever use of visuals, this book is sure to resonate with those on the spectrum. Deciding on whether to buy it should be a no-brainer! -- Kay Al-Ghani, Specialist Advisory Teacher and author of The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome As a parent of a child with social delays, I found Shaul's visual "computer metaphor" to be an excellent tool in breaking down the complexity of social exchanges. As a professional, I found the games, worksheets, and concrete strategies provided to be extremely helpful in teaching perspective taking and theory of mind. In our computer savvy world, this book is a must read for helping children of all ages gain social insight. -- Tarin Varughese, M.A., CCC-SLP, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Author of Social Communication Cues for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Conditions