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Slide Perspective taking activities SOCIAL SKILLS WORKSHEETS Developing empathy is not an easy task for many individuals with Asperger’s. I believe observation is key. Individuals on the autism spectrum do not naturally observe others’ facial expressions, body language, actions, or interactions nearly as often, as attentively, or as effectively as neurotypical individuals do. KEEP READING
Perspective Taking Worksheet - A Social Emotional Learning Activity
Perspective Taking – Homework Assignment Lisa Flower

Social Skills:
Perspective Taking
Homework Assignment

This is a great assignment to give following the Developing Empathy and Conversations activity. It begins with an extensive discussion on helping individuals on the autism spectrum develop perspective taking and empathy, including some of my professional experiences. A homework handout follows, requiring students to observe real-life social interactions and to “put themselves in another’s shoes”. The handout ends by asking what actions the student could have taken to improve a social situation for a person in distress, thereby tying observation and interpretation to troubleshooting and taking action.

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