*I received a free copy of Thinking about YOU Thinking about ME from Think Social Publishing, Inc. in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
Thinking about YOU Thinking about ME by Michelle Garcia Winner
Thinking about YOU Thinking about ME by Michelle Garcia Winner is very different from what I anticipated when I asked to review it. I was expecting a book that explains how to help kids understand a little better how to see social situations through someone else’s eyes and respond appropriately (what Winner calls “perspective taking”). It does that, but what I didn’t expect in this 300-page book is the amazing amount of resource material available.
The information in this book applies to children and adults alike. Winner shares three levels of impairment in perspective taking, and she includes a full Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol® to help you determine a person’s level of social thinking impairment. The bibliography is another wonderful resource full of lists of books, research, games, and more.
The book itself it well laid out, the information included is explained in a way that is easy for both parents and professionals to understand, including anecdotes, illustrations, charts, and handouts. Winner also includes games and activities to do with the socially impaired person to help him develop perspective taking skills.
If you work with someone (child, student, etc.) who has difficulty considering and evaluating social situations from another person’s point-of-view, evaluating that information, and adjusting his behavior accordingly, Thinking about YOU Thinking about ME would be a great resource to help you work through some of those issues.
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