- Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 12:21
Social Thinking at Work, Why Should I Care? Receives Excellent Reviews!
"`Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care,' by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke is a game changer. This book provides practical advice to every adult whether you are on the Autism Spectrum, Neurotypical (NT), or somewhere in between on how to navigate the social intricacies involved with the workplace. I have long held the opinion that the ability to socialize and get along with people is as important to creating a successful career as being good at your job. Thus, success very often requires a combination of academic intelligence and social intelligence. Social Thinking at Work creates a roadmap for those individuals with weaknesses in social intelligence to `better understand the expectations of the social mind'... I highly recommend this book to anyone that has ever experienced social challenges at work but especially for those adults on the autism spectrum or with known social weaknesses."
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"Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care? is helpful to all adults in the workplace who wish they could blend in and have a better relationship with the others they meet or work with every day. You will benefit greatly from this book if:
- You are unable to pick up facial or verbal cues.
- You miss subtle behaviours used to convey emotions.
- You struggle to recognize people’s feelings.
- You have problems entering or exiting a group.
- In a group you do not know what to do if you are not talking.
- You do not know how to interpret sarcasm or read between the lines.
- You can’t get people to listen to your ideas.
Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care? is also for parents, educators and service providers to teach the Social Thinking required for the development of real social skills. If your are an employer or work in the Human Relations department for a company, this book will help you understand human behavior and help you be more aware of the different feelings and needs of some of your employees."
©2012 Social Thinking Publishing - Michelle Garcia Winner www.socialthinking.com
"Michelle's books... are extremely practical and full of positive solutions" - Stephen Borgman, Psychology Today
"Needing help to understand social interaction in the workplace? Michelle Winner and Pamela Crooke are the ones to show you the ropes. This user-friendly guide to understanding social thinking on the job is a much-needed guide which simply and clearly outlines why brilliant workers might not be succeeding socially. If you are puzzled about why your work is of exceptional quality, but you are still not accepted by your co-workers, this guide is for you!" - Donna B. Wexler, MA, CCC-SLP