- Have your child capture moments in creative ways, like taking photos during family time, sharing a favorite activity with you, or talking about his/her best memory of the day.
- Look for moments to model and express empathy, especially in social situations requiring your child to take another’s perspective. Remember to ask, “What did you see or hear that made that person have big feelings?”
- Use an emotion wheel to illustrate the intensity of an emotion as well as its name and what it looks like. Remember, socialization is all about nuance, and the more we train the brain to look for differences, the more accurate your child will be in recognizing how other people are feeling, building a strong foundation for social brain health.
The Amazing Results Are in on Virtual Social Learning
Autism Parenting Magazine
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Maria Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP
Director, Youth and Family Innovations Lead Research Clinician and Trainer, Charisma Virtual Social Coaching
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