Social Thinking's Aha Moments
Our clients not only inspire us, they give us insights that push us to evolve our teachings and invent on the fly. In these short, free videos, discover our recent ahas from inspiring moments with clients—and the strategies that were born from those moments. Join us on the very cutting edge of teaching! These videos do not offer continuing education credit.
Telling a highly anxious kid people are making impressions about them, might lead to more anxiety. In this Aha! Moment, Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, shares a lesson she used in a treatment session with a 15-year-old boy with social anxiety, depression, and late diagnosis of ASD. She explains how to encourage student motivation and anxiety management by focusing attention on how the student forms impressions about his peers, rather than exploring what impressions peers may be forming about him.Learn More
We learn so much from our clients—and we want to share it with you. In this free 12 minute video, Social Thinking founder Michelle Garcia Winner shares what she learned when helping a client with social anxiety talk more in class—and the other factors she discovered that likely make the social anxiety more profound.Learn More
Working with thirteen year olds can be tricky, especially when they are resistant to treatment and appear to revel in being “the most hated kid in school.” In our first-ever Aha! Teaching Moment video, Michelle Garcia Winner discusses developing the Pyramid of Dislike thinksheet to help a client realize it will be tough to make new friends when he spends most of his attention on the people he dislikes.Learn More
Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLP, Chief Strategy Officer describes what should be considered to teach the Social Thinking Methodology with fidelity. To help you teach our curricula with fidelity, we’re in the process of creating fidelity checklists - one page teaching guidelines - for each Social Thinking curriculum.Learn More