For this assignment you will need to complete all the readings and videos. You should complete them in the designated order as that will help facilitate your understanding of the concepts.

Respond to each prompt in full using the readings and videos to support your answers. In order to receive full credit for this assignment you should reference each of the different readings and videos for this week. Please use APA style for your in-text citations of the materials. Your responses to these prompts should be 1 -2 pages.

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1. In your own words describe Theory of Mind (TOM) and how it develops for typically developing children.

1. Explain what you understand about the controversy surrounding TOM for individuals with Autism (note: you will not be able to answer this question without having completed all the readings and videos – you need to cite Gernsbacher & Yergeau in this response!)

1. In several sentences reflect on what you learned from Gernsbacher & Yergeau (2019), Jac den Houring’s TED Talk and the interview with Oscar. Consider the statement that everything we know about autism is wrong, how might this be correct or incorrect?

1. What is the double empathy problem that Jac den Houting discusses? Gernsbacher & Yergeau’s (2019) also mention this when they say that neurotypicals find it hard to understand the intentions of autistic people. Why is understanding the double empathy problem important in the work we do with children?

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