Core Titles Across All Ages
Our core products are intended to help the interventionist (professional, parent, caretaker) learn important social concepts and tools to teach social competencies to ages 4 and up. Unlike our other materials that are designed to be used with specific age groups, these products teach concepts so foundational that they apply across ages and therefore are the perfect place to begin your learning.
Also, check out our free 10 Core Concepts webinar series to learn our foundational information through engaging videos with founder Michelle Garcia Winner.
Thinking About You Thinking About Me
Our informative and accessible bestseller, written by Social Thinking’s founder Michelle Garcia Winner, is ground zero for understanding and applying the Social Thinking Methodology. It deeply explores the social learning process and weaves together research with ways to teach specific social competencies. Introduces core treatment frameworks and related strategies, offers IEP goal samples and suggestions, and presents the Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol. Crucial reading for all types of professionals, parents, and family members.
Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students
This is our premier curriculum for teaching more than 60 Social Thinking concepts, frameworks, and strategies. A valuable resource for any teacher, clinician, or parent, it also includes suggestions for grouping individuals and writing goals tied to academic standards. Note: intended for use after familiarity with our methodology detailed in Thinking About You Thinking About Me, 2nd Edition.Learn More
Why Teach Social Thinking?
If you’ve ever wanted to make a case for why students with solid language and learning skills may need to be explicitly taught social competencies, this is the book for you. It details how the Social Thinking Methodology supports a child’s ability to learn in a group, pay attention, be considerate, regulate behavior—and even improve academic performance. It also tackles popular questions such as how the Social Thinking Methodology integrates the latest research and differs from a behavioral skills-based approach. Written by Social Thinking’s founder, this unique resource drives home the importance of social learning to success academically, professionally, and across life.Learn More
Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?
Discover the ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition, one of our core conceptual frameworks for helping professionals and parents address the struggles of those with social learning challenges. ILAUGH is an acronym for the literature- and treatment-based concepts that help individuals engage more fully with their social environments. In addition to fully detailing the implementation of the ILAUGH Model, Inside Out powerfully shows how social competencies relate to academic success and provides research-based strategies to improve one’s social cognition and problem solving.Learn More
Social Behavior Mapping
Social Behavior Mapping is a treatment-based framework to show how each situation has related expected and unexpected behaviors that influence others’ thoughts and feelings. In addition to providing step-by-step instruction for implementing Social Behavior Maps (SBMs), this book provides more than 50 examples of SBMs depicting the Social-Emotional Chain Reactions of common situations across the home and school day. Includes blank templates for student use—and for creating SBMs for novel situations that arise.Learn More
Visual Supports for 10 Key Social Thinking Vocabulary Concepts
These colorful visual supports promote the active use of 10 Social Thinking Vocabulary 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.
The Zones of Regulation Curriculum
The Zones of Regulation® is a framework and easy-to-use curriculum for teaching students strategies for emotional and sensory self-management. Rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, The Zones approach uses four colors to help students identify how they are feeling in the moment given their emotions and level of alertness and guides them to strategies to support self-regulation. By understanding how to read their body, detect triggers, read social context and consider how their behavior impacts those around them, students learn improved emotional control, sensory regulation, self-awareness, and problem-solving abilities. Learning activities and visual supports are included on a USB for easy printing.Learn More
Social Thinking Learning Tree Poster
Treatment for our students often fails to target the root of the problem. The Social Learning Tree is a framework that uses the metaphor of a tree to demonstrate how foundational social competencies (theory of mind, executive functioning, sensory integration, etc.) are required for the development of essential social, academic, and life skills—such as working in a group, writing effectively, having a conversation, negotiating, etc. This poster encourages parents and professionals to teach the fundamentals that will foster the development of more refined thinking and behavior.
Size of My Problem Poster
Many students with social learning challenges have oversized reactions to relatively small problems. This poster is an engaging visual tool to help individuals learn how the size of a problem informs the size of the reaction. Teachers and parents rave about how effective this tool is when life’s teachable moments arise.Learn More