The Perspective-Taking Visual is a fun, cartoon-like format that enables students to see how their behavior may impact others. Some students have difficulty understanding that their words or actions might bother their classmates or teachers. When verbal discussions with the student aren’t effective, try a Perspective-Taking Visual to help him or her understand how others feel.
I have a student who tends to make comments to classmates and teachers that result in hurt feelings, confusion, and ultimately avoidance (i.e. “Your shirt is ugly”, “This is stupid”, etc.) He seems to want to make friends and be liked by his teachers and classmates but these comments are really bothering the people around him. How can I help this student understand how his behavior affects others?