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Have you turned your social smart brain on today?
on 17 October 2015
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. When I first looked through my copy of "you are a social detective" I felt a bit puzzled and wondered whether my students would be confused by the ideas and presentation. I should not have worried. As soon as I started to slowly read the story and really work through each picture with the students their response was as if I had turned on the light. The book will not instantly give the student social insight but introduces the problem in a very simple, positive and straightforward way. Teaching students to "turn on" their "social smart " brain is the first step. We have spent far too long declaring that students with ASDs don't have the ability to interpret social information Michelle Garcia Winner turns this on its head challenging that assumption and suggesting instead that we simply teach students to start using their ears, eyes and memories together to read social situations.