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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.
You Are A Social Detective!
Authors: Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke
Superflex A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum Package
Authors: Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner
Navigating The Zones
Authors: Leah Kuypers, Terri Rossman, Elizabeth Sautter
Navigating The Zones is an interactive teaching tool designed to extend Leah Kuyper’s original teachings as described in the book The Zones of Regulation®. It engages participants in a problem-solving process at the heart of emotional self-regulation—while learning and collaborating along the way.
Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough
Authors: Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke
Here’s a guidebook for any adult who feels socially out of step with others. Based on years of clinical experience working with adults with social learning challenges, the authors present a primer about the social mind, social intelligence, and learning to read the social code. Practical strategies focus on the workplace, but are equally relevant in all other areas of life. (Previously titled Social Thinking at Work. Same content; new title.)
The Incredible 5-Point Scale
Authors: Kari Dunn Buron, Mitzi Curtis
We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers Package
Authors: Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner
Whole Home Whole Body Listening Larry at Home! 2nd Edition
Authors: Kristen Wilson, Elizabeth Sautter
When we tell kids to "pay attention" we expect them to look at us, keep still, think about what is being said, etc. In other words, we expect them to "listen with their whole body". However, do we ever explicitly teach them this expectation? In our Whole Body Listening Larry series, Larry helps his peers learn how to use whole body listening and why it's important to do so.
The Zones of Regulation
Authors: Leah Kuypers
Authors: Leah Kuypers
Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME 2nd Edition
Authors: Michelle Garcia Winner
Diary of a Social Detective
Authors: Jeffrey E. Jessum, PhD
Detective agencies come in many shapes and forms, but never before has there been a one-man detective agency! Johnny Multony, himself transformed from a social misfit to a socially savvy kid, starts the first-ever social detective agency!
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