Perspective Taking in Children with Autism

A significant number of children with autism present with difficulties in social perspective taking.

What is perspective taking?

Perspective taking refers to an individual’s ability to perceive a situation from another person’s point of view. Developing perspective taking skills lays crucial groundwork for an individual’s social development, impacting one’s ability to understand, interpret and respond appropriately in various social settings as they continue to grow older. Some of the higher functioning social skills that require perspective taking include helping, empathy, cooperation, maintaining interpersonal relationships.

Perspective Taking in Neurotypical Children