Social Detective Intermediate by Social Skill Builder, Inc. is a follow-up app to their outstanding Social Detective Beginner app. This intermediate app supports the foundational content of the first app and extends on the concepts involving everyday social interactions. Both apps are based on the graphic novel entitled, You are a Social Detective by Social Thinking. The genius behind this app is that it incorporates real-life videos where the applicability is immediately useful - fresh from the classroom or therapy clinic. Using videos of peers improves decoding skills so that kids can make "Smart Guesses" - by employing the "Smart Detective Tools", and ultimately rise to the level of becoming a "Social Thinker" and maintain awareness of the people around us. Included are Notebook Exercises to assist in writing down observations and thoughts about emotions and the fun Flashlight Exercises where you get to test out all your hypotheses on an interaction and predict what may happen next.
Written by Jo Booth
Jo Booth has been an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years and currently works in Pediatrics with early intervention. She sees kids newly diagnosed on the spectrum as well as medically fragile kids. She loves to move, explore and play every day; so that “her kids” grow up to be healthy independent learners.