We offer an extensive list of titles published by Social Thinking, and focused directly on teaching Social Thinking and related skills for individuals experiencing social and communication challenges. We also carry books and products published by others that support, reinforce, or are aligned with broader concepts in teaching individuals about social awareness, self-regulation, social skills, and related social concepts and ideas.
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By Kari Dunn Buron For professionals and parents to use with students of all ages.
This unique hands-on activity helps students who are highly anxious cope with their stress by systematizing social and emotional information. Using this self-contained product, the student literally sorts cards describing highly stressful situations into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as a first step in changing the way he or she thinks about and responds to emotions such as anxiety, sadness and anger.
By Kari Dunn Buron. For professionals and parents to use with students in upper elementary school - young adulthood.
Building on the 5-point scale, Kari has written a workbook for adolescents and young adults called A 5 Is Against the Law! The book takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for youth who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries.
By: Priscilla Alden Thwaits Garcia
Recently updated, this book retells the remarkable story of Max Garcia, Michelle Garcia Winner's father, who survived the Holocaust and rebuilt his life in America. "As one of those who liberated that camp, I highly recommend the reading of this book." - Bob Persinger, the sergeant in the first tank that entered KZ Ebensee
By Dr. Peter Vermeulen. Context plays a critical role in the way the human brain processes information. This is especially true in the area of social information. Whenever we are in a situation, we take into consideration the who, what, where, when, and why of the many variables that surround us to determine what to say or do.
By Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn.
For parents and professionals to use with students 3rd grade and up. Being around others requires us to be social thinkers. We use our social skills to co-exist when we’re in a group—even when we’re not interacting with the people around us! To use our social skills well simply means each of us is sharing space effectively—but what does that actually look like? It involves being able to take the perspective of others. This user-friendly, helpful poster lays out the four steps of perspective taking and Social Thinking that keep us working together as a group, whether at home, at school, or in the community.
For parents and professionals. The Building Blocks of Social Development poster is a companion product to the Social Thinking early learner curriculum The Incredible Flexible You™. It shows the developmental building blocks that synergistically work together and result in a fully functional and flexible, kindergarten-ready child who possesses the social problem-solving skills needed to play with others and learn in a group. Excellent tool during IEP/treatment meetings and staff discussions to guide a deeper understanding of the social learning process in young children.
For use by professional and parents with students 3rd grade and up. An important life skill is learning how to cope when you get bored while working or being in a group. Our newly updated “Coping with Boring Moments” poster infuses humor into explicit, concrete information to help individuals learn more about the expected and unexpected behaviors related to boredom. With the support of the poster, teachers can engage in more-explicit real-life discussions about the social challenges students experience when they get bored and how to deal with them.
For students to use! Students enjoy squeezing the small, blue foam brains, and the brains encourage them to think more flexibly and abstractly about the size of their problems and the choices they are making. Used in lessons that encourage flexible thinking, including those in the Superflex curriculum and Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME, the brains offer a fun way to inspire our students to think about their social thinking and related skills. "Flexible Thinking is Social Thinking" is printed on the brains to reinforce the lessons the students are learning.
By Dr. Stephen Briers.For professionals, parents and individuals with AS to use themselves. Brilliant Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How to Use CBT to Improve Your Mind and Your Life has been specially written to help give readers the insight, tools and confidence they need to understand and use CBT in their own lives. It offers a cohesive approach to this groundbreaking therapeutic technique that unfolds in a wholly logical, accessible and practical manner whilst enabling the reader to personalize the information and apply it to their own unique situation.
For professionals and parents to use with students 4th grade through high school.
Detective agencies come in many shapes and forms, but never before has there been a one-man social detective agency! Johnny Multony, himself transformed from a social misfit to a socially savvy kid, starts the first-ever social detective agency!
Learning to Use the Power of Your Eyes - An Activity and Coloring Book. For preschoolers - 2nd graders to use on their own! Social learning made fun! Zeebu has created an activity book to help your child/student become a social thinker!
By: Ronald M Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan H. Spence, Vanessa Cobham, Heidi Lyneham For professionals and parents to use with all ages.
This expanded and updated version of a best-selling classic guides readers to help a child overcome anxiety and fears. It describes in detail strategies and techniques they can combine into a comprehensive self-help program for a child's particular needs.
All of us have experienced anxiety, but few of us have been taught strategies to help manage it. This book is very helpful for teaching the lay person (parent or professional) about the core concepts of anxiety and strategies that can be used to help our students work through it. Anxiety is alive and well in our schools and in our homes; it is time we all learn some basics for how to directly address this topic. This is an excellent starting place.
For professionals and parents to use with preschoolers - 4th graders.
Miranda Peabody had no patience for the other students in class and just didn’t understand why they couldn’t be as smart and talented as she was. Her teacher, Mrs. Klemp, suggested that she try to understand other people by “standing in their shoes.”
For students to read themselves. Ages 13 & up In this update of the hilarious 1997 classic, author Alex J. Packer explains why manners and etiquette are important in social situations in a way that teens will want to read. The book keeps them laughing, doesn’t preach or talk down to teens, and deals with issues that matter to them the most. Full of practical tips, How Rude! describes the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations at home, in school, online, and in the world.
In the tradition of his best-selling book, Bringing Up Parents, author Alex J. Packer blends outrageous humor with sound advice as he guides readers through the mysterious world of etiquette and manners from A ("Applause") to Z ("Zits").
By Audra Jensen. For parents and professionals to use with individuals in primary school to late elementary school. Reading comprehension is more than being able to read words and sentences... How many parents and teachers have experienced the child who can read, often at an early age, but can't seem to grasp the meaning behind a sentence, or struggles to interpret story lines or the characters' perspectives or emotions? Author Audra Jensen brilliantly makes the connections! For Parents and Professionals to use.
Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis For professionals and parents to use with students in kindergarten - high school.
In this must-have resource, "two teachers from Minnesota" share their successful use of the simple concept of 5-point scales to help students understand and control their emotional reactions to everyday events that might otherwise set in motion escalating reactions. Whether it is inappropriate touching, obsessions, yelling, hitting or making hurtful statements to other students, this clearly illustrated book shows how to break down a given behavior and, with the student's active participation, develop a unique scale that identifies the problem and suggests alternative positive behaviors at each level of the scale!
By Michelle Garcia Winner. For professionals and parents to use with all ages. This book is where to start to learn more about how social problems connect to academic problems, such as reading comprehension and written expression. The book introduces Michelle's ILAUGH model, that helps to pinpoint specific challenges. For ages K-adulthood grade and beyond, this book also provides insight on what information we expect students to develop "naturally" to become strong learners.
Express yourself with Kimochis and boost a child's emotional intelligence! Kimochi (pronounced KEY-MO-CHEE) means "feeling" in Japanese. Each Kimochi character comes with a How-To Kimochis Feel Guide and a set of three small feelings pillows (called “Kimochis,” each with a feeling-word printed on one side and a corresponding facial expression on the other).
Nancy Nowell, MPA, MEd, CSE The Mike’s Crush DVD and booklet teach the social skills needed for healthy adolescent friend, boyfriend and girlfriend relationships. Understanding the difference between a crush and stalking is critical for middle and high school students if they are going to be accepted by their peers.
By Anna Vagin, PhD. Movie Time Social Learning takes an activity many students already love—watching movies—and uses it as a springboard to study the intricacies of social interaction, the depth and range of emotions we experience in our lives, and the social expression that drives our interactions.
Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine Wolf, Lisa King & G Ruth Kukiela Bork
Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.
NEW! Our 2nd edition poster pack promotes thinking and learning!
For parents and professionals to use with students 3rd grade and up.
Our popular Social Thinking 4-poster pack just got better! With fresh, easier-to-follow graphics and updated content, these posters provide clear, visual reinforcement of core Social Thinking concepts. The four pack includes: Being Part of a Group, Coping with Boring Moments, Social Behavior Mapping – Listening to the Teacher Talk, and Social Behavior Mapping – Dry Erase Template. Together they are a perfect learning tool for the classroom, a therapy room, or even in the home. (Please note, the Superflex poster is NOT included in this poster pack.)
For professionals and parents to use with students 5th grade through adulthood. The adult set of pictures is recommended for ages 12 and above, since they show many teens pictured in these sequences. Michelle has described how she uses this product in her informal assessment section within the book, Thinking About You Thinking About Me, 2nd edition. Not only are these pictures used for assessment tasks, Michelle also utilizes them to help students explore how we develop concepts such as "main idea" versus "details".
For use by professionals and parents with students in preschool - 5th grade. The children set of pictures is recommended for students under 12 years old. Used for assessing your student, this tool can also encourage a variety of concepts, such as problem-solving, narrative language and making inferences and predictions. This product, and the adult one, serves as a tool for all speech language pathologists and teachers working with students with reading comprehension and narrative language challenges.
A game to encourage Social Thinking, perspective taking, and social problem solving in children ages 8-11!
You loved the Middle School edition of our popular perspective-taking card game so much you clamored for an Elementary School edition. Well, it’s here!
Should I or Shouldn’t I? Elementary Edition is a fun way for children to explore a variety of social behaviors from other people’s perspectives. Players think about their own responses to various situations posed on Prompt and Challenge cards, rate them on a 5-point scale, and then learn how their choices match up (or don’t) with those of the other players. Questions address a wide variety of age-related situations at school, at home, at a friend’s home, and in community settings.
By Dominique Baudry, is a fun and engaging way for middle and high school aged kids to explore a variety of social behaviors from different peoples’ perspectives. Players think about their own responses to situations and then learn how their choices match up (or don’t) with those of other players. The game makes thinking and talking about behavior fun, and allows players to explore their own thoughts, perspectives, and choices within a safe and consequences-free environment. Game play offers abundant opportunities to practice social thinking, perspective taking, and problem solving skills, and discuss how our individual behavior choices affect those around us.
For parents and professionals to use with students 3rd grade and up. Social Behavior Mapping is a strategy described in detail in one of our core books on Social Thinking, Thinking About You Thinking About Me, and also in the book Social Behavior Mapping: Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day. The purpose of a Social Behavior Map is to help students learn how each of their behaviors has an emotional impact on the people around them, which can result in positive or negative consequences for the student. This poster outlines a map for one specific, but important, social situation: listening to the teacher talk during class.
For professionals and parents to use with students 3rd grade and up. Social Behavior Mapping is a strategy described in detail in one of our core books on Social Thinking, Thinking About You Thinking About Me, and also in the book Social Behavior Mapping: Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day. This poster is a reusable template that can be hung in a classroom or therapy room to help students problem solve how expected and unexpected behaviors can set off predictable chain reactions of emotions and related behaviors from others. A great visual tool to accompany Social Thinking lessons related to expected/unexpected behavior, perspective taking, and the thought–feeling–behavior connection.
For professionals and parents to use with 3rd graders - adulthood. La Ficha del Comportamiento Social (FCS) es una estrategia para el comportamiento cognitivo que se usa exitosamente en la clínica “Social Thinking” (Pensamiento Social) para mostrar las relaciones especificas entre los comportamientos, la perspectiva de los demás, sus consequencias, y las propias emociones del alumno en relación a quienes lo rodean. Michelle Garcia Winner, editor
Michelle Garcia Winner, Editor For parents and professionals to use with 3rd graders - adulthood. One of the most successful tools of Social Thinking®, Social Behavior Mapping offers cognitive behavior strategy to teach individuals about the specific relationship between behaviors, others' perspectives, others' actions (consequences) and the student's own emotions about those around him or her. Intended for 3rd-12th grade students, this strategy is most effective for students with solid language skills.
New with Stronger Cover and Binding! By Pam Crooke and Michelle Garcia Winner. For students to read on their own. Through this anime-based graphic teaching book, tweens and teens will be inspired to explore how social decision making and problem solving impact their own ability to feel good
about themselves, while also exploring how their behaviors (expected and unexpected) impact others. This product provides direct instruction and guidance to our students and their teachers by explaining visually, with
words and with strategy codes how to decipher social situations and related social emotional responses. This book has received very positive reviews from teens and professionals. It's target audience is 5th grade through high school students.
New book by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pam Crooke.For individuals to read on their own. We developed this book from our clinical experience working with very high functioning adults who have social learning challenges. Another possible title for this book was, "Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough" given our observation that our clients have such good intentions and simply want to appreciated for what they are attempting to contribute (just like all of us)! In this book, we have explained the ideas and lessons we often review in our clinical sessions to help our professional adults learn about the social world cognitively since they have struggled to learn this intuitively. "Michelle's books... are extremely practical and full of positive solutions" - Stephen Borgman, Psychology Today
Teaching individuals to be better social thinkers requires us to start our teaching at the foundation level and build up from there. Our Social Thinking Social Learning Tree poster visually explores the social learning process and is a reminder of how social skills start from a root system that is built upon social thinking and social problem solving.
For professionals and parents to use with their students.
One of our more popular books, Social Thinking Worksheets for Tweens and Teens, has a new name: Social Thinking Thinksheets for Tweens and Teens. It’s the same great content, now with a new title and cover. Why the change? It’s to spotlight that our focus is on teaching students about “thinking” more than getting them to “do.” Our thinksheets books are designed for use by parents, educators, and therapists to build upon the concepts explained in more depth in our other books and articles about Social Thinking. In this book, you’ll find the tools to break down and explain the often confusing world of social communication, helping your tweens and teens explore concepts such as learning about others’ perspectives, hidden rules, body language, reacting and overreacting and other emotional challenges, being bossy, jerks and bullies, different types of friends, and more. The book comes with a Mac/PC friendly CD containing PDFs of 160+ thinksheets.
This latest edition in the Superflex series, for 3rd through 5th graders, is a compilation work that introduces 82 new Unthinkables and 14 new Thinkables submitted by Social Town citizens of all ages, which have been edited and expanded upon by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner. Unthinkables and Thinkables are grouped by theme/category for easy reference by student or adult, and each entry includes the character’s power, related information about its characteristics, and strategies to defeat the Unthinkable or bolster a Thinkables’ help.
Updated in 2011! By Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke.For students in high school and young adults to read to themselves.
An anime-illustrated, get-real guidebook for teens and young adults to read themselves about how the social mind works behind the scenes when we relate to others at school, at work, in the community and at home. From texting to dating, the book provides many practical strategies and "ah-ha moments." Strategies updated in the 2011 edition include those on the levels of friendship and managing anxiety as the student's social awareness and competencies increase.
New CD/book edition, lower price! By Michelle Garcia Winner For parents and professionals to use with students 3rd grade - high school. Sticker Strategies reinforces social and behavioral problem solving and self-reliance in students - all in format that the student carries throughout the day, enabling him or her to choose strategies and powerful reminders for specific situations. The result is fewer breakdowns and classroom disruptions.
For professionals and parents to use with students in 3rd-5th grade. This Superflex poster (18"x24") colorfully shows the full Team of Unthinkables - from Mean Jean to Energy Hare-y - and how they try to defeat our students' inner Superflex superhero. But Superflex always remains in the center to remind the students (and all of us!) to use our flexible thinking to overcome them! The poster serves as a visual reminder and reinforcement of your lessons and is perfect for the classroom, the bedroom - anywhere flexible thinking is needed!
by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner Comic Book by Stephanie Madrigal/Illustrated by Kelly Knopp. For professionals and parents to use with students in 3rd - 5th grade.
Superflex®: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum provides educators, parents and therapists fun and motivating ways to teach students with social and communication difficulties (undiagnosed or diagnosed, such as Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, high-functioning autism or similar). The three part cognitive behavioral curriculum helps students to develop further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors and learn strategies to help them develop better self-regulation across a range of these behaviors.
You asked us for Superflex games and images of the Superflex characters to use as visual supports. Here you go! Superflex Superdecks is a companion teaching tool to the popular Superflex Curriculum and designed to help parents and professionals take Superflex learning to the next level!
Children love Superflex and the various characters introduced in the curriculum: the sneaky Unthinkables, the supportive Thinkables, our superflexible thinking superhero Superflex, and his trusted companion, Bark. The Superflex Superdecks come in a box and contain materials that are meant for all sorts of superflexible uses!
Take Superflex learning to the next level with our two Superflex games that promote superflexibility in yourself and your students’ thinking! Save by buying both together! These two fun-to-teach and fun-to-use products are companion teaching tools to be used with individuals who are learning about, or have already been introduced to, the concepts contained in the Superflex curriculum: being a Social Detective, the Unthinkables, the Thinkables, and Superflex’s very cool Five-Step Power Plan. Products sold together and individually.
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For professionals and parents to use with students in 3rd–5th grades. Superflex’s Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan poster is a visual tool for those who are teaching Superflex curriculum concepts at a deeper level with 3rd–5th graders. (It is not a teaching tool for use with students who are just learning about Superflex and the Unthinkables.) The Five-Step Power Plan and the five Power Pals were first introduced in our book Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex to Outsmart!
By Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner; illustrated by Kyle Richardson. For parents and professionals to use with 3rd - 5th grade students. Superflex takes on Brain Eater focuses on one of the social cognitive challenges we see most often in our students - distractibility! The engaging comic book (and CD with lessons) is the third in our Superflex series designed to help children learn more about their own social behavior and strategies to regulate it!
By Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner. Illustrated by Kelly Knopp. For professionals and parents to use with students in 3rd-5th grade. In this teaching comic book in the Superflex series, Superflex swoops down to help Aiden overcome the Unthinkable, Glassman (who causes our over-reactions to small things), at just the right time: the first day of school!
In this newest comic, children become familiar with several ways to squash the powers of two, related Unthinkable characters: One-Sided Sid, who gets people to talk only about themselves, and his sidekick sister Un-Wonderer, who likes to keep people from thinking about others. This clever duo tries to get students to do or say things that show they're only thinking about themselves and not others.
For parents and professionals to use with individuals in kindergarten through 5th grade. Self awareness and self esteem is an essential prerequisite to developing social skills which makes this book is an excellent first step to any social skills program.
By Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa Trautman, and Ronda Schelvan. Foreward by Michelle Garcia Winner. In the revised and expanded edition of this popular book, the authors narrow their target to issues common to adolescents and young adults.
A Social Thinking Curriculum for the Preschool and Early Elementary Years (ages 4-7) The Incredible Flexible You is an engaging new Social Thinking educational series that combines a social learning framework used in schools across the U.S. with music and dramatic play activities that will appeal to early learners. Play is the learning environment of young children, and this curriculum capitalizes on this idea!
Sold separately and as part of the Deluxe Curriculum Package.
The Incredible Flexible You music CD features 12 new songs written by award-winning songwriters Phil Galdston and Tom Chapin, and performed by “The Pied Piper of Children’s Music,” three-time GRAMMY® winner Tom Chapin. The songs are based on the Social Thinking vocabulary concepts and were written to accompany the curriculum storybooks, making the lessons so much easier to teach and that much more fun to learn. But, they also stand alone as catchy, singable, kid-friendly, and adult-safe music to play in the classroom, in the home, or even in the family car.
By Marci Fox, PhD. & Leslie Sokol, PhD.Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens shows teens how to tap into their self-esteem so they can be themselves in every situation, no matter how awkward it may feel or how scary it may sound. The fun exercises and tips in this confidence-coaching workbook will guide young people through past feelings of self-doubt and encourage them to believe in themselves, strengthen their friendships, and meet every challenge head-on.
By Michelle Garcia Winner For parents and professionals to use with ALL ages!
Think Social! is the core Social Thinking® curriculum book, a complement to Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME. The book provides methods for teaching social thinking to students who have high-functioning autism, Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD, and others, diagnosed and undiagnosed, with social thinking challenges. Building upon the lessons of Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME, the book sequences through eight chapters and 69 lessons that help students explore the basics of working and thinking in a group. Each chapter addresses how to use and interpret language (verbal and nonverbal) to further understand the context of communications. The lessons have helped individuals in K-12 and through adulthood.
You asked for games and visual tools related to teaching our popular Superflex® curriculum, and here they are: Superflex, the Unthinkables, and the Thinkables in playing card format!
The Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck is the ultimate superflexible product to add to your Superflex teaching program. It’s the perfect supplemental teaching tool to be used with individuals who are learning about or have already been introduced to the Superflex curriculum. Imagine the possibilities!
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by Michelle Garcia Winner For professionals and parents to use with ALL ages!
This is where to start to learn more about social interaction and social awareness! Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME 2nd Edition provides Michelle Garcia Winner's core concepts and treatment methods of Social Thinking® and a foundation for using books like Superflex, You Are A Social Detective and more! The 2nd Edition includes extensive curriculum content on perspective-taking, the Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol® and more. Age-targeted lesson and activity ideas, templates and handouts are throughout the book.
By Michelle Garcia Winner For parents and professionals to use with individuals aged 8 and up. One of Social Thinking's best-selling books, Worksheets!, now has a new name: Thinksheets. Same great content, now with a new title and cover. Thinksheets encourages higher functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder, social (pragmatic) communication disorder, ADHD, or other related social–emotional learning challenges to process more deeply what social thinking means to them. Developed from years of working with students with social–cognitive challenges, the thinksheets also serve as mini-lesson plans to introduce Social Thinking concepts. Educators can then take these concepts and adapt them through different activities they develop. The curriculum works best for students mid elementary through high school. The thinksheets are coded to suggest which ones are better for different aged students. Thinksheets is a valuable supplement to Thinking About You Thinking About Me and Think Social!
With the Time Timer CD you have the option to use a visual depiction only, or add sound. It has the ability to easily change from minutes to seconds or even hours, offers a lock-down feature, and the on-screen size can be altered. The Time Timer CD is Macintosh® and Windows® compatible.
For students 8-11 years old with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill—and this how-to manual equips professionals with simple, real-world ways to help students with ASD develop this critical aspect of executive function.
by Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D.; Carole Kaulitz, M.Ed.; and Mabel Brown, M.A. For professionals and parents to use with ALL ages! Visuals of all kinds are used as supports for individuals on the autism spectrum who tend to think and learn visually. However, not all visuals are created equal! This new and important book explores "The Language of Pictures," showing how to match visual tools with the developmental level of the child or adult you are working with. A great way to learn the science behind the art!
By Amy Kahofer and Jack Pransky This engaging children's book (and CD with lessons) introduces K-5 readers to the concept of thought and the amazing power our thoughts have on our lives. Authors Amy Kahofer and noted prevention specialist Jack Pransky present a simple yet profound message: that our thinking creates our feelings and behavior, and when our minds are calm we have access to natural wisdom and healthy feelings.
by Kari Dunn Buron. For parents and professionals to use with students 4yrs - 5th grade.
The thought of "losing control" can cause major problems for children who live with anxiety. Now, parents, teachers and children have a helpful tool that gives young children an opportunity to explore their own feelings with parents or teachers as they react to events in their daily lives.
By Kristen Wilson, MS, CCC, Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC For parents and professionals to use with students 4 to 9 years old. This colorfully illustrated teaching storybook provides fun ways to teach children an abstract but essential idea - that their eyes, hands, brains – their whole bodies! – communicate, engage with and affect the people around them. Parents, teachers and therapists use this book to teach this challenging concept through illustrated scenarios at home, in the car, with friends, with grandparents – and a number of other very recognizable situations. If your young (primarily pre-K to third grade) student(s) is a bit (or a lot) wiggly, you might need this book! The book can be read with the child and the child then can read the book on his or her own, with siblings, friends, grandparents – it’s sure to spark some great discussions!
By Kristen Wilson, MS, CCC, Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC For parents and professionals to use with individuals 4 to 9 years old.
This second storybook focuses on the classroom, recess and the situations of school! Educators can use the storybook to teach young (primarily pre-K to third grade) student(s) who may need to learn better self-regulation how their entire bodies affect those around them.
This is the book all teachers of “bright” students with social challenges should read and share with parents and administrators!
Author Michelle Garcia Winner invites readers to join her in a provocative discussion about what it really takes to teach social skills to students with more sophisticated minds. Through 12 questions that challenge us to think more deeply about how we view social intelligence, she illuminates the connection between social thinking, academic success, and later success in life as an adult, and how social emotional learning is linked to the Common Core Standards. She explores the complex development of our social minds and the common assumptions about social learning that impact the way we teach students. Topics span various aspects of social learning, from the need for a common definition for “social skills” - something that doesn’t exist in today’s educational sector – to evidence-based practices and how they apply to teaching social thinking and related social skills. Free download available: "Why Teach Social Thinking? Study Guide."
Winner of a 2012 Mom's Choice Award and a 2012 National Parenting Publications Award!
By Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke and illustrated by Kelly Knopp.
For parents and professionals to use with students 4 years - 5th grade.
Every one of us is a Social Detective. We are good Social Detectives when we use our eyes, ears, and brains to figure out what others are planning to do next or are presently doing and what they mean by their words and deeds. This entertaining comic book offers different ways that can be reviewed repeatedly with students to teach them how to develop their own social detective skills. Enjoy watching your students and kids blossom day-by-day into successful Social Detectives!
For parents and professionals to use with students 4yrs - 5th grade. Cette bande dessinée comporte plusieurs concepts différents qui peuvent être sans cesse discutés avec les élèves. Il est préférable de lire ce livre par sections suivi par des discussions directes avec les enfants sur des situations vécues et comment ces concepts s’appliquent personnellement à eux.
For parents and professionals to use with students 4yrs - 5th grade. Este atractivo cómic de 60 páginas introduce a los niños y adultos a los conceptos centrales del concepto del Pensamiento Social y al vocabulario relacionado al Pensamiento Social. Escrito por Michelle Garcia Winner y Pam Crooke
For professionals and parents to use with their students about 7-12 years old. This product explores the Social Thinking teaching concepts discussed in our book, You Are a Social Detective. A key aspect of helping students improve their competencies and therefore their social skills, involves teaching our students to take more active notice of relevant social cues generated by participants in context. PC and Mac compatible.
For professionals and parents to use with students in elementary school through high school. Dry erase poster to reinforce the four "zones" and the related lessons of The Zones of Regulation book/curriculum/CD.
By Leah Kuypers. For professionals and parents to use with students elementary school through high school. Book and CD. The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the curriculum’s learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called “zones,” with each of four zones represented by a different color. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones.