Think of mealtime as a communication time, a time when you can converse with, nurture, and obtain feedback from children. They have many positive and negative emotional expressions.
They may understand what a written word stands for without having actual recognition such as a stop sign or the name of a fast food restaurant.
REMEMBER: The best adult-to-child relationships are characterized by lots of positive communication and interaction.
The experimenter asks the child where Jane will look for the marble when she returns.
Giving the correct answer (that Jane will look in the basket) requires an understanding that others have beliefs that may differ from our own knowledge of the world – and from reality.
The details of these mechanisms are unknown, but they allow the person with Aspergers to function in society and to pass simple experimental tests (e.g., determining whether someone has committed a societal “faux pas”).
However, the scenarios used in the study were constructed in a way that there is no easy way to compensate for impaired theory of mind.Almost everyone, from the young toddler to the older adult, enjoys talking and having others listen.Few activities in life are more important than communication effectively with one another.For example, in one scenario, James and a friend are snowmobiling in an area known for loose snow.The friend asks James if he should take an easterly route around a row of pine trees. The friend takes off in that direction and starts an avalanche which quickly overtakes him and buries him alive.For example, a youngster is shown two dolls, “Jane” and “Barbara.” The experimenter puts on a skit in which Jane puts a marble in a basket and then leaves the scene.