Social Thinking’s Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & More
Using Our Intellectual Property (IP)
Social Thinking® is a broad-based, flexible, systems-based methodology created to help individuals with social emotional learning challenges improve their social competencies called the Social Thinking Methodology. We created it and continue to evolve it in response to you and your clients/students/individuals’ needs. Help us protect the fidelity of this body of work and be informed about how you can/can’t use our materials considering our copyrights and trademarks.
Important Intellectual Property Information
Intellectual Property Decision-Tree Guidelines
Find detailed IP information in this document including expanded discussions and lots of examples on using our name and materials, modifying our materials for your use, creating new works based on Social Thinking, posting online (YouTube, TeachersPayTeachers, etc.), giving presentations or trainings, providing attribution, and more! Please use it in conjunction with the Decision-Tree document.
Here you will be able to access our updated Translation Policy. Find the answers to many of your questions related to translation of large portions of our books, publishing in other countries or languages, translating our free articles, as well as translating materials used directly with students. In addition, we offer suggestions on how you can assist!
We have had many questions related to using Social Thinking materials in sessions online due to the current pandemic and resulting school closures. Find guidance for the public on what is allowable and not allowable with digital use of Social Thinking materials.
Think Social Publishing, Inc. acknowledges the longstanding presence of systemic racism, implicit biases, and "otherism" in our education system and society at large. While our frameworks and concepts are often considered universal, educators should honor student identities and life experiences by using culturally responsive strategies and practices when using our products and methodology. The following strategies are not an exhaustive list but offer guidance in striving toward a more equitable learning experience for ALL children and young adults in our places of learning.