Perspective Taking: Autism

by | Apr 16, 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute
Sam (age 2) is watching Ratatouille (unwillingly because it is not about a truck). He glances at the screen and says, “oh no, the mouse is very sad” as Remy hangs his head and walks from the restaurant.

Sam is showing perspective taking.

“Perspective taking allows a child to understand some of what another child is experiencing. Even very young children in preschool are capable of perspective taking. They see a peer or younger child upset and want to help.”

When we think about the progression of social skills, it can feel very complex. Perspective taking is just one skill in a sequence of many.

To keep reading about Perspective Taking, visit the CLEAR Reading Room by clicking here.

CLEAR Child’s parent assessment tool, CADEbreaks social skills into specific steps. We offer concrete examples and recommendations to help a child who may be having difficulty in an area. We can help guide you and your child’s teachers and other providers on how to help your child learn and grow.

 

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