Superflex®

Superflex is more than a superhero! It’s a curriculum designed to teach younger (primarily 3rd-5th grade) students how to regulate their behaviors and become stronger social problem solvers. Professionals and parents alike use this engaging teaching approach to help students learn about their own inner Superflex (their superheroic, flexible social thinking) and the related strategies they can use to outwit and outsmart various social challenges, represented by Unthinkable characters, such as Glassman, Brain Eater, One-Sided Sid, Mean Jean, and others.

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The Superflex Curriculum and Social Emotional Regulation

As engaging as Superflex is, there is a recommended teaching sequence when introducing the curriculum to individuals. In all Superflex products, the focus is on helping children become more socially aware and guiding them in developing better social thinking and social problem solving skills, which provides the foundation for better social emotional regulation. The emphasis is on “thinking” rather than behavior change.

You Are a Social Detective begins the discussion about fundamental social behaviors required before introducing Superflex. In the book students learn key Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts, such as what it means to have your “body in the group," to "think with your eyes" and “school smarts” versus “social smarts.” Engaging illustrations and clear concepts provide the setting for teaching and learning about "expected" and "unexpected" behaviors and their affect on others.

Superflex A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum Package follows next. The two-book set includes a curriculum with worksheets and strategies that provide adults with the tools and language to introduce Superflex and a motley crew of Unthinkable characters to children within an academic setting. Included in the set is the first comic book in the series: Superflex Takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables, where Superflex has to cope with the power of Rockbrain (the Unthinkable that represents rigid thinking).

Superflex is ME and YOU, and YOU, too!

Superflex was created to help students understand more about their own flexible and not-so-flexible thinking. We can all relate on some level to imagining what it would be like to be a superhero or how much fun it would be to have superpowers. In teaching the Superflex curriculum, we want students to learn that Superflex is unique to each individual and is active when we're thinking flexibly. There's not one gender or ethnicity for Superflex. My Superflex will look like me, yours like you, and a teacher's Superflex will look like the teacher! In our books and materials, we visually portray Aiden's Superflex, so he's male. But Superflex can be tall, short, light-skinned, dark-skinned, male, or female.

Be sure in teaching Superflex that you convey this concept to your students so they are not confused and think that Superflex is only a male superhero. Superflex is YOU!

The following handout can help. With it, you can place (or draw) students' faces onto the Superflex model to help them recognize their own Superflex!

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Superflex Comic Books!

Once adults have introduced Social Detective, and children have worked through the Superflex curriculum set, they can move onto any other of the Superflex comic books, in any order. They include:

Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables

Superflex Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables

Superflex Takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables

Other Related Superflex Products

Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex to Outsmart, where readers learn about many new Unthinkables, the Thinkables, as well as Superflex’s five Power Pals and their very cool Five-Step Power Plan that takes teaching and learning to a deeper level.

Superflex Superdecks is our Superflex game, a companion teaching tool to use with students who have already been introduced to the Superflex Curriculum. Unleash your superflexible, creative spirit! Four cards decks, games with each deck, plus handy laminated reference cards make learning about social thinking and social problem solving fun!

Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck is the ultimate Superflex curriculum companion teaching tool to promote your own superflexible thinking while teaching your students to be more superflexible thinkers on their own. You’ll find all sorts of superflexible creative uses for these decks at home or in the classroom or clinic.

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The Superflex Poster featuring Superflex and each of his Unthinkable adversaries!

You Are a Social Detective! Interactive CD

Thinking About You Thinking About Me 2nd Edition introduces the core concepts that make up the Social Thinking teaching framework and explains why many of the social learning concepts and strategies are important and effective. This core book helps adults get the most out of teaching Superflex!

You are a Social Detective!

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!



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Superflex®... A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum Package

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.


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Superflex® takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables

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!

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Superflex® takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables

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!

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Superflex® takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables

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.

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Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex® to Outsmart!

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.

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Superflex® Superdecks & Double Deck Bundle

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.

This news flash just in: Unthinkables invade the Social Thinking office and sabotage descriptions on two Thinkables cards in our new Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck! Claim your Thinkable replacement cards here


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Superflex® Superdecks

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!

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Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck

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!

This news flash just in: Unthinkables invade the Social Thinking office and sabotage descriptions on two Thinkables cards in our new Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck! Claim your Thinkable replacement cards here


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Superflex®! - Poster

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!

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Superflex’s® Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan - Poster

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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!

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Superflex® takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables

Customers should only purchase this story book if they have purchased the full Superflex curriculum.

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Brain (Squishy Foam)

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.

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You Are a Social Detective! Interactive CD

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.

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You are a Social Detective! (French Version)

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.

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You are a Social Detective! (Spanish Version)

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

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