Core Titles Across All Ages
Social Thinking Core Materials
Social Thinking offers a collection of core materials that guide teaching our concepts to individuals of all ages. These products are written for parents, professionals, and any other stakeholder in the life of a child, student, or client with social learning challenges. They have also proved helpful in supporting social-emotional learning in neurotypical children!
In these core materials, Michelle Garcia Winner explains the concepts, frameworks, and strategies to help adult stakeholders learn how to teach social competencies. We find that those who jump to using our other products directly, without understanding the concepts in our core materials, are less effective in helping individuals engage in the social learning process.
Here is a brief overview of each core book:
Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME
This is where to start to learn more about social interaction and social awareness. Understanding the perspectives of others is key to all interpersonal relationships. Many students, including those with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, and similar social and communication challenges, have difficulties understanding that other people have perspectives that are different from their own.
Why Teach Social Thinking?
If you are attending an IEP meeting, advocating for more sophisticated social-emotional learning treatment interventions, teaching a university course, are an administrator, or are just trying to understand how teaching Social Thinking is different from teaching basic social skills, this is the best book to read. It provides a wealth of information and demonstrates how Social Thinking’s treatments are tied to the research.Learn More
Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students
Social Thinking is different and far more complex than simply trying to teach “good social skills” to people who possess weak social abilities but strong language and learning skills. Steeped in current research and our clinical knowledge and experience, this book connects the dots between social-emotional learning, related social skills, and Common Core and other educational standards. Appropriate for parents, educators, policy makers, or even as a university-level textbook.Learn More
Social Thinking Learning Tree Poster
Teaching individuals to be better social thinkers requires us to start teaching at the foundation and build from there. Our Social Learning Tree poster visually explores the social learning process and is a reminder of how social skills start from the roots of social thinking and social problem solving.
Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?
Inside Out connects the social and academic processes and introduces the ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking. (ILAUGH is an acronym representing the many moving parts of the social process.) This user-friendly book provides plenty of practical strategies to rethink what it means to teach social skills in the classroom and at home.Learn More
Social Behavior Mapping
One of our most successful tools, Social Behavior Mapping is a cognitive behavioral strategy to teach individuals about the specific relationship between behaviors, others' perspectives, others' actions (consequences), and the student's own emotions about those around him or her. Intended for age 8 and up, this strategy is most effective for students with solid language skills.Learn More