MindWing's ASHA 2010 Presentation on AutismPresentation Transcript
ASHA 2010 Exhibitor Technology Presentation It’s All About the Story: The Language-Thinking-Social Connection for Children with Autism & Related Developmental Disorders and Social Learning Challenges Presenter: Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed., CCC-SLP President and Founder of MindWing Concepts, Inc.
Mental State connected to the kick-off and feeling: The three Billy Goats Gruff knew that on the hill, beyond the river, grew sweet green grass. But under the bridge lived a great ugly troll with eyes as big as saucers and a nose as long as a poker. And the troll was hungry too. PLAN: Notice the entire page devoted to the plan: What to do? (Create a mental image here through attention to dialogue, gesture and facial expression!) They wonder What to do! They want the grass.. They know that the troll would like to eat them. They do not want the troll to eat them. They know that the troll would prefer to ea t a big goat. They realize that the biggest goat is the strongest goat of the three of them. They think that the strongest goat has the best chance to overcome the troll. They remember that trolls are sly and feisty. In order to get to the meadow, the goats have to work as a group and trick the troll.
They must use what they think, know, remember and realize things, to trick the troll.
They must take the troll’s perspective about his thinking about them?
They show that they have taken the perspective of the troll:
They decide to go over the bridge in order of size, hoping that the greedy troll with want the biggest goat to eat.
They dress up in costumes, each for their own purpose.
They use tone of voice and body language for their purpose