This book provides teachers and other professionals with an effective, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome and related social challenges to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing a solid, basic foundation in Theory of Mind (ToM). It also provides an accessible overview of the key concepts of ToM. Twelve lesson plans for use with children aged approximately 7-16 are presented, each of which is accompanied by activities for practicing and reinforcing the concepts and skills learnt at home. Used effectively with many hundreds of students, this curriculum will also be of interest to other professionals, i.e. behavioral therapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and school and guidance counsellors.
Ordetx, K. (2012). Teaching Theory of Mind: A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.