Talkabout Theory of Mind
Teaching Theory of Mind to Improve Social Skills and Relationships
Author 1: Kate Wareham
Author 2: Alex Kelly
Theory of mind is a key consideration in autism spectrum conditions and is frequently associated with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. The latest practical workbook in the TALKABOUT series, this book is designed to support those for whom theory of mind does not come naturally. It teaches strategies that can be used to identify others’ thoughts and feelings based on their behaviour, as well as to adapt behaviour in order to competently manage social situations and have positive interactions. With fully illustrated activities covering topics such as thoughts, feelings and actions, knowledge and beliefs, and respect, the programme outlined in this book can be used with children and young people to develop and confidently implement an awareness of theory of mind.
Key features include:
Assessments, targets, lesson plans and over ninety activities to support theory of mind
Structured activities which progress from simple concepts to more complex skills
Opportunities for skills to be practised and recapped
Fully photocopiable and downloadable resources
Packed full of flexible activities to suit different levels and ages, this is a vital resource for educators and therapists looking to support children and young people with poor theory of mind as they develop the skills necessary to create positive interactions.