Mind Reading: the interactive guide to emotions
by Simon Baron-Cohen
Created by Simon Baron-Cohen, Jacqueline Hill, Ofer Golan, and Sally Wheelwright at the Autism Research Centre of the University of Cambridge in the UK, this program (available for Windows and Mac on DVD-Rom and CD-Rom) uses actors to portray over 5000 video and audio expressions of emotion. There is an "Emotions library" where 412 different emotions are organized into 24 groups. Video clips of people of all ages demonstrate through the use of stories, definitions and explanations of the facial expressions. The "Learning Center" includes lessons and quizzes. The "Games Zone" allows users to have a bit of fun while practicing and testing their skills. Here users will find a special visitor -- the young actor who portrays Harry Potter. This program is exceptionally well done.
Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide
by Patricia Howlin, Simon Baron-Cohen, Julie Hadwin
An OASIS visitor writes:
According to the back ad, this book will (and it does; I like it a lot and so do my son's teachers) help kids to learn: "how to intrepret facial expressions, how to recognize feeligns of anger, sadness, fear, and happiness, how feelings are affected by what happens and what is expected to happen, how to se things from another person's perspective, how to understand another person's knowledge and beliefs."