IMG_1420Today we read Duck on a Bike by David Shannon to work on the concept of Thinking with Your Eyes. This is a great book to use with the little ones that are learning about Social Thinking®. Social Thinking® is a term coined by Michelle Garcia Winner and represents a coordinated teaching framework of curricula, vocabulary, teaching tools and strategies for individuals aged preschool through adults. Learn more at www.socialthinking.com. 

In this funny book, Duck decides to ride a bike around the barnyard. As Duck rides past all the barnyard animals, we had fun thinking with our eyes to figure out what the animals were feeling. Then we made a Smart Guess as to what the animal was thinking. For example, “Look at Sheep’s face. How is he feeling? What is he thinking?” For more of a challenge, we talked about why the animal is thinking those thoughts.

Group lesson was inspired by Social Thinking®, Superflex®, and The Incredible Flexible You™ curriculums by Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP and by The Zones of Regulation®, by Leah Kuypers, MA. The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem-solving abilities. Social Thinking® is a term coined by Michelle Garcia Winner and represents a coordinated teaching framework of curricula, vocabulary, teaching tools and strategies for individuals aged preschool through adults. Learn more at www.socialthinking.com. 

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About mhkeiger

I am a MAP Middle School teacher and a Social Learning Specialist. I am also the Program Director of Friend's Club social learning groups. I have presented at the Social Thinking Providers Conference. I received my bachelor's degree in English from Salem College and my master's degree in Cross-Categorical Education from University of North Carolina - Greensboro. I am a long-term member of the Autism Society of North Carolina. I was awarded Professional of the Year by the Autism Society of North Carolina in 2003. I have 25 years of extensive training and experience in the area of social skills.

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