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Teaching Social Competencies — More Than Social Skills
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Social Thinking Products
Our products provide practical frameworks, strategies, activities, and vocabulary to help people ages 4 years through adulthood improve their social thinking and related social skills - and in time - build stronger relationships.
Authors: Tara Estes, Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke
A FUN and FLEXIBLE game developed for children who have been actively working with You Are a Social Detective and the Superflex curriculum and are familiar with core Social Thinking Vocabulary. Unlike the “matching” format of traditional bingo games, Superflex Bingo engages players in “thinking through the Bingo Board” to expand their social learning. Players listen to and think through hundreds of different social situations to identify when Superflex is engaged, which of the 14 Unthinkables are causing havoc, or which Social Thinking Vocabulary concept is being discussed. Includes 12 different themed card packs to keep students engaged and learning throughout the year—it’s like 12 games in one box! Perfect for use in the classroom, clinic, or home.
Superflex… A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum Package (two-book set)
Authors: Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner
Navigating The Zones
Authors: Leah Kuypers, Terri Rossman, Elizabeth Sautter
This unique cooperative game expands on the teachings of The Zones of Regulation curriculum. It introduces the concept of the “Zones Pathway” via an interactive board and variety of card decks to explore situations, emotions and related self-regulatory tools. Participants collaborate as they problem-solve how to navigate different social situations.
Advanced Extension Pack and Game Cards for Navigating The Zones
Authors: Leah Kuypers, Terri Rossman, Elizabeth Sautter
The Advanced Extension Pack and Game Cards is a companion to Navigating The Zones to help players age 10 to young adult deepen their problem solving, flexibility, imagination, perspective taking, and more.
Social Behavior Mapping: Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day
Authors: Michelle Garcia Winner
Social Thinking and Me (two-book set)
Authors: Michelle Garcia Winner, Linda K. Murphy
Our best-selling curriculum is a powerhouse of social knowledge that introduces Social Thinking Vocabulary and concepts through colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand content. These well-organized books help children become stronger social observers and social problem solvers, and give adults the teaching tools they need to break down and teach complex social concepts.
Visual Supports for 10 Key Social Thinking Vocabulary Concepts
Authors: Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke
These colorful visual supports promote the active use of 10 Social ThinkingVocabulary concepts that lay the foundation for social learning. While they are a small set of our broader teaching platform, they are an important place to begin individuals’ discovery into their own social-emotional learning and the social world that surrounds them, regardless of whether the individual is typically developing or exhibits social learning challenges. As each of the 10 concepts are introduced, hang up the related visual support to encourage adults and students to observe and use the concepts in their school, clinic,community, and/or home.
We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers Deluxe Package
Authors: Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner
Talkabout for Teenagers, US Edition
Authors: Alex Kelly, Brian Sains
The Hidden Curriculum
Authors: Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa Trautman, Ronda Schelvan
How Rude! The Teenagers' Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior and Not Grossing People Out (revised and updated)
Authors: Alex J. Packer
Social Thinking Conferences
At our conferences we share our latest frameworks, lessons, and strategies for teaching social thinking and related social skills to people ages 4 years old through adulthood. We offer 15+ full-day courses, each offering unique concepts and strategies regarding a particular theme or age group. All information presented can be used immediately in the classroom, home, community, and workplace!
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Conferences sponsored by Social Thinking (i.e. those you can register for on our website) offer continuing education, complimentary lunch and dessert, and our products available for purchase. The aforementioned cannot be guaranteed at conferences sponsored by other organizations.
Life-Changing Teachings, On Demand
Welcome to our powerful lineup of self-paced online modules, where experts share the latest strategies, tools, and frameworks from the Social Thinking Methodology. Informed by the latest research and 20+ years of clinical work, and honed through hundreds of worldwide presentations, these one-of-a-kind video courses explore all aspects of developing social competencies including building self-regulation, executive functioning, social problem solving abilities, and much more. All modules offer access to continuing education credit for select professions in the U.S. and Canada and a personalized Certificate of Completion!
Whatever discount or pricing option you chose, you’ll get unlimited, six-month access to watch your module as many times as you like. Use it as a guide, try out new ideas, and revisit pertinent sections of the video to expand and refine your work. We’ll be adding new modules to our library regularly, so check back for fresh material. We hope our information helps you in your work to change lives.
Structure & Pricing
To get started, choose a category below that interests you and explore the modules within. Some modules were filmed together to teach about a larger topic; those have been grouped into series to help you learn the information sequentially. All modules are available at three price points:
- Professional ($49.99): Six-month access for one person only. Offers a personalized Certificate of Completion, and access to continuing education credit for select professions.
- Non-Professional & Family ($34.99): Six-month access for one person only. This reduced-price option (30% off the Professional option) is intended for people who will be using the information in their personal lives or academic studies, not in their profession. Includes a personalized Certificate of Completion and doesn’t offer continuing education credit.
- Team Training ($399.99): Six-month access for an unlimited number of people and not eligible for continuing education credit or discounts. A personalized Certificate of Completion is provided for the person who purchased the module.
We have a variety of discounts at the Professional and Non-Professional & Family options! Enjoy 50% off your first module, and 15% off when you buy any four or more modules together. If you’ve already completed a module and your six-month access has ended, buy it again (for the same viewer) at 20% off, and if the module was never completed, get 50% off!
Non-Professional & Family: Family members, caregivers, and students, enjoy 30% off the Professional option! Continuing education credit not offered.
New & Noteworthy Research
Social Thinking was originally developed as an intervention and assessment framework dedicated to tackling the complex social emotional learning needs of individuals with social learning challenges. At its inception 20 years ago, there were relatively few treatment-based research studies available to guide interventionists in how to teach individuals about their own social learning process. This relative lack of treatment research, while not as bleak today, continues to be limited. The underlying motivation for the creation of the Social Thinking methodology was, and is, that individuals with social learning issues should have access to interventions and strategies based on both individual learning abilities and the demands of the community within which they participate.
Development of the Supported Employment, Comprehensive Cognitive Enhancement and Social Skills (SUCCESS) program for adults on the autism spectrum: results of initial study.
Baker-Ericzén, M.J., Fitch, M., Kinnear, M., Jenkins, M. M., Smith, L., Montano, G., Twamley, E., Crooke, P, Garcia Winner, M., Feder, J., & Leon, J.
About Social Thinking Research
The Social Thinking Methodology is built upon a rich foundation of evidence spanning many disciplines and across research-based concepts. We invite you to check out our latest peer-reviewed journal articles, theses, dissertations, and related research.Learn More