I read aloud a book titled "I Can't Believe You Said That!" which expands on the social Filter concept a bit more. This book is about RJ who '...says what he thinks… no matter how it sounds or makes others feel. His mouth is getting him into a lot of trouble. A rude comment at school earned him a detention. An insensitive remark at home earned him a scolding and made his sister cry. RJ doesn't realize his words are wrong. He thinks he's just offering feedback. It's time RJ starts using a social filter when he speaks. "
After a brief discussion the boys were given pre typed comments to sort into the 'think it or say it' column and then asked to share their thinking.
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I am passionate, a little bit quirky ( some may say a little bit more) and dedicated to serving children with Autism. These young people have touched me deeply and have made me a better teacher & hopefully person. I want to share what I have learned that allows these beautiful children to grow & sometimes thrive in my class.
I begin my 26th year of teaching this year! I teach in the Bay Area and live in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. My sanctuary, place of reflection and daily sitting practice.
My hope is that this website/blog will help others understand and see children with Autism as talented unique thinkers who can and will contribute to our world and anyone who knows them in positive ways.