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Category Archives: Social cognition
Mom, do you want to learn about the game Portal? Co-creating Conceptual Frameworks
Posted on November 23, 2013 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
H: Mom – do you want to learn about the game Portal? Me: Sure! (considered pause) Me: Wait a second – what does that mean? Will you tell me about it for five minutes or will I have to commit … Continue reading →
Posted in Autism, executive function, Flexible thinking, mentor/apprentice, other-ability, perspective of others, Social cognition | Tagged breaking the time/space continuum, co-creating conceptual frameworks, flexible thinking. modelling cognitive strategies, infinity loop, Perspectives, Portal, portal gun, strategies, video games | 7 Comments
Busy… Thinking about Perspectives
Posted on October 22, 2012 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
This past Friday I had the honour of speaking to my colleagues at the BCTELA (BC Teachers of English Language Arts) Provincial Conference. It was exciting to share my presentation entitled: Perspective-Taking and Social Understanding Through Story: Literature based activities … Continue reading →
Posted in Arizona TASH, Autism, connections, inclusion, self-advocacy, Social cognition, Teacher | Tagged BCTELA, Dear teacher: A letter from H, English language arts, Languaage Arts, literscy, Perspective Taking, Perspectives, self-advocacy, social understanding, Special Education, story, teacher, thinking about perspectives | 6 Comments
Social Thinking at Work: A book review
Posted on August 13, 2012 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
Winner, M.G.,& Crooke, P. (2011) Social Thinking at Work. San Jose, CA.: Think Social, Inc., & North River Press. Part of my motivation for reviewing Social Thinking at Work is that I strongly believe we need to be spreading understanding … Continue reading →
Posted in aproximating typical, Aspergers, Autism, diversity, fitting in, Laura Nagle, Michelle Garcia Winner, relationships, Social cognition, Social Thinking, work | Tagged acceptance, anger, apology, asd, Aspergers, Autism, manners, Michelle Garcia Winner, North River Press, Pam Crooke, parent, parents, Perspectives, promote social understanding, Social Behavior Mapping, Social Behaviour Mapping, social cognition, Social Thinking, Social Thinking at Work, Social Thinking at Work: Why should I care?, Superflex, Think Social Inc, UDL, Vectors of Autism, Work | Leave a comment
Appreciate the Big Things: perhaps my shadow traits are showing
Posted on April 10, 2012 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
This week I am leaving my lovely spring dappled little town on the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada – and heading down to the icy cold of Northern Arizona. Yes! You read that correctly! In my little town, spring is no … Continue reading →
Posted in acceptance, Arizona, ASD, Aspergers, Autism, Autistic Shadow Traits, Laura Nagle, NAzASA, Neurotypical, promote social understanding, Social cognition, Social Thinking, Teacher | Tagged Arizona, Aspergers, Autism, autistic shadow traits, flexible thinking. modelling cognitive strategies, NAzASA, Neurotypical, Perspectives, Special Education, spring, strategies, teacher | 12 Comments
Defining Normal: Who Says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives…
Posted on March 17, 2012 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
Defining Normal: Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives Originally Posted on April 17, 2011 – This post has been republished as part of the Define “Normal” Blogging Challenge started by my wonderful blogging friend Renata over at … Continue reading →
Posted in acceptance, aproximating typical, Aspergers, Autism, fitting in, Parent, Positive self-talk, promote social understanding, Social cognition, Special Education, Teacher, the box, ToM (Theory of Mind), Who says I want to fit in? | Tagged acceptance, Autism, flexible thinking. modelling cognitive strategies, judgment, Just Bring the Chocolate, Neurotypical, perspecitves, pressure, social world, Special Education, Special Saturday, teacher, The Box | 15 Comments
Mom… tell me what I did wrong: Autism and Social Development
Posted on January 11, 2012 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
In my role as an educator I often remind others (myself included) to consider that H and others like him who are Autistic are working doubly hard to make their way in the world. The effort my child makes to … Continue reading →
Posted in aproximating typical, Aspergers, Autism, Goals, handling discomfort, HFASD, Parent, Social cognition, Tears | Tagged Aspergers, Autism, development, parent, parenting, social cognition, social mis-step, social world, strengths, struggle, what did I do wrong?, you are my best teacher | 33 Comments
Supporting Diversity: The Vectors of Autism Project
Posted on November 11, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
There is a woman named Laura Nagle, whom I have come to know both through her blog and through our sometimes witty – sometimes profound – Twitter interaction about ideas and experiences. She is Autistic, is brilliant in the areas of … Continue reading →
Not eloquent… just tired
Posted on June 4, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
Last night I participated in Relay for Life – a 12 hour event to raise funds for Cancer Research. I was up all night and, I although I require little sleep, I just can’t pull that off anymore. As I … Continue reading →
Posted in Aspergers, Autism, fitting in, handling discomfort, Neurotypical, Social cognition | Tagged Autism, back in step, Cancer, navigate, out of step, out of sync, oversensitivity, pace, parents, Relay for Life, sensory overload, struggle, tired | 4 Comments
Contemplating the box and living on the edge
Posted on May 24, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
Even when I was a child it was suggested that I was a different kind of thinker. “Wow – you really think outside the box…” I always feel a kind of pride in this as for me thinking outside the … Continue reading →
Posted in ASD, Aspergers, Autism, promote social understanding, Social cognition, Social Thinking, Special Education, Teacher, ToM (Theory of Mind), typical | Tagged acceptance, Autism, balance, creativity, Metaphor of the box, Neurotypical, outside the box, pace, parents, Perspectives, problem-solving, Special Education, teacher, thinking outside the box | 4 Comments
Transition woes: a quote and a note and possibilities…
Posted on April 28, 2011 by Leah Kelley, Ed.D.
Today a quote: And a note: So… it is April 28 and I am almost at the end of my 30-day-blog-adventure. There have been a couple of times when I have regretted that I began 3 days early and posted … Continue reading →