Synopses & Reviews
This unique and easy-to-use lesson plan was developed to share information about autism spectrum disorders with general education students, to explain behaviors that might otherwise be misinterpreted as frightening, odd, or rude. Reviewing of the five senses with students creates the perfect introduction to their sixth—or social—sense. Then the perspective-taking activities focus on how other people see, hear, touch, taste, and smell, and how that can affect the way they feel and think. The Sixth Sense II is more comprehensive than the previous release and is appropriate for elementary students ages 7-12. This revised version also includes an FAQ section and a helpful Resource Guide!
Helpful topics include:
- Review of the 5 Senses
- Perspective-taking and the Sixth Sense
- What is it like to have a Sixth Sense impairment?
- How can we help?
A lesson plan, The Sixth Sense II educates students on behaviors that might otherwise be misinterpreted as frightening, odd, or rude. The rationale is that students will be better-equipped to include a classmate with unique behaviors when they are provided with accurate social information. The program focuses on "the sixth sense," the social sense which the non-autism spectrum disorder students have. Via activities and discussion formatted in the book, students discuss "what is it like to have a sixth sense impairment?" The goal of this book is to create a learning environment where all children feels socially safe and comfortable.
About the Author
Carol Gray has over twenty years of experience educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Carol initiated the use of Social Stories in 1991 and has written numerous articles, chapters, and books on the subject. She is a sought-after speaker in the United States and abroad. Carol is the director of The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding, a non-profit organization that serves people with ASD, and currently works privately with students, parents, and professionals in a variety of educational and vocational settings.
Table of Contents
The Sixth Sense II
Review of the 5 Senses
Perspective-taking and the Sixth Sense
What is it like to have a Sixth Sense impairment?
How can we help?
Sixth Sense II References
Appendix A: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Classroom Catalog Form
Appendix B: Related Resources