Social Thinking- what we ‘do’ when we share space with others.
In life we are surrounded by people so, we learn to self regulate and think about others knowing that what we do also impacts those around us. People are aware of each other & have thoughts and emotions about each other when we are in groups. We count on each other to follow the group & social norms to feel safe. Many people with social difficulties struggle sharing space with each other and benefit from direct teaching & practice of social thinking ( what) and self awareness/regulation ( how) skills.
Here is a partial list of the vocabulary we use during Pirate club and through out the day.
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Welcome to my Classroom!
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.