Perspective taking is really important for our kiddos building capacity in the area of social skills. Categorizing Expected verses Unexpected can be crucial to developing a filter when making a good choice verses and not so good choices.
DEFINITION OF EXPECTED VS UNEXPECTED (Kid friendly)
MAPPING EXPECTED AND UNEXPECTED
Expected -Simple Map
Unexpected – Simple Map
Expected vs Unexpected – Sophisticated
Expected vs Unexpected Activity
GENERAL PERSPECTIVE TAKING RESOURCES
This is a solid resource for Parents and Educators alike. It does require a login, but once you are in there are a plethora of training options to learn proven interventions to support students with Autism.
Link: Autism Internet Modules
Michelle Garcia Winner has been a great resource in my work with children with Autism. Her strategies and concepts to support kids on the spectrum really work for both kids and educators alike. Here is a list of concepts and products that she has to offer
Social Thinking Vocabulary and Materials
She has a great website as well.
Here a few examples of presenting common challenges for students with autism with the corresponding strategies to support the student.
Theory of Mind Definition and Strategies
Executive Functioning Definition and Strategies
Generalization Definition and Strategies