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For anyone interested in learning more about Social Thinking, this is the place to start! These are our “core” books about Social Thinking. They will introduce you to the teaching framework and key concepts involved. Click Read More for brief descriptions of how the products differ, to find the one right for you.

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These four books are your starting place to learn about Social Thinking. Each offers unique material with its own special focus areas. Read the overview, and then click on a title for additional details!

Thinking About You Thinking About Me 2nd Edition explains the Social Thinking treatment philosophy and the key strategies that make up the treatment framework. This core book includes many strategies for teaching social understanding and social awareness and is your first step in learning how to design treatment programs. Also includes a discussion of assessment and the Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment protocol.
For: Parents and professionals (educators, therapists, clinicians, aides, etc.)
For use with ages: K through adult

Why Teach Social Thinking? Questioning Our Assumptions about What It Means to Learn Social Skills helps parents, educators, administrators, therapists, and clinicians understand why teaching “social skills” is not enough for our bright students with reasonable language and cognitive skills but who fall short in social intelligence. This is the best book for understanding the key issues involved in social instruction and social treatment planning and how social emotional learning is linked to the Common Core Standards and state standards. Includes a free study guide for educational team discussions, university classes, and parent reading groups.
For: Educators, administrators, treatment professionals and parents
For use with ages: K through adult

Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students is a complement to, and builds upon, the lessons explained in Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME. It is our core Social Thinking curriculum book, with just under 70 lessons designed to help students explore the basics of working and thinking in a group. Includes methods for teaching Social Thinking to students with ASD (autism spectrum disorder, including Asperger Syndrome), SCD (social (pragmatics) communication disorder, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and other individuals with social thinking/social emotional challenges, diagnosed and undiagnosed.
For: Parents and professionals
For use with ages: K through adult

Inside Out: What Makes a Person With Social Cognitive Deficits Tick? focuses on the link between social understanding and academic performance, explaining it in a user-friendly manner through the ILAUGH Model of social cognition, developed by Michelle Garcia Winner to illustrate the core challenges students face in their ability to predict, infer, and conceptualize the socially related information required for reading comprehension and written expression. The ILAUGH Model outlines the key elements involved in effective communication and social problem-solving.
For: Parents and professionals
For use with ages: K through adult

Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME, 2nd Edition

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.

Item # 9780970132062  ISBN 9780970132062
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$49.00
 

Why Teach Social Thinking?

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."

Item # 9781936943135  ISBN 9781936943135
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$25.00
 

Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students (2nd Printing)

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.

Item # 9780970132048  ISBN 9780970132048
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$86.00
 

Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?

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.

Item # 9780970132024  ISBN 9780970132024
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