Free Stuff for Tweens & Teens (Ages 10+)
The Social Thinking Methodology first developed from our work with high schoolers. It’s now the premier, go-to source for understanding the social world through an evidence-based lens, which encourages the ongoing development of teaching concepts, strategies, and tools for working with and supporting tweens and teens as they learn about themselves and others, as well as how to navigate meeting their own goals in the ever-changing landscapes within the social world. Social Thinking's Free Stuff for tweens and teens is designed to be used with both typically developing children and those with social learning differences.
The Social Thinking Methodology provides evidence-based strategies to help people of all ages develop their social competencies, flexible thinking & social problem solving and improve: conversation & social connection, executive functioning, friendship & relationship development, perspective taking, self-regulation, and Social Thinking vocabulary.
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Versatile and ready-to-use, our Thinksheets (worksheets that make you think!) are designed to help tweens and teens learn to navigate the increasingly complex social world. The Thinksheets zero in on real and pressing social challenges faced by tweens and teens, such as managing social anxiety, making friends, dealing with bullies, understanding body language, filtering thoughts and blurting, fitting in & much more.
Learn Essential Social Thinking Concepts for Free
Free webinars are presented live by experts in the Social Thinking® Methodology. Core presentations typically run for 60 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A. Browse our entire collection of recorded webinars and soak in all the free information—or explore our hand-picked free webinars to support your tweens & teens. Note: Attendees receive a Certificate of Completion, CEs are not provided to attendees for free webinars.
How to Ask for Help
Why It’s Hard & How We Can Help
Perspective Taking in the Classroom
How to Use Social Thinking
To Teach Ages 11-22
Exploring Our Children’s Stress
Tips & Tools for Adapting Teaching to Students’ Needs
Demystifying Executive Functions
What They Are and How to Teach Them
Help Your Students Learn to Help Themselves
Breaking It Down to Build Up Social Competencies
Face-to-Face communication is a thing again! Wait, how do we teach that?
How Social Emotional Learning Can Ease the Transition Back to School
Compelling Social Anxiety
Impressions and Perspective
Social Thinking is proud to provide an extensive collection of free articles devoted to helping individuals build stronger social awareness and social functioning using the Social Thinking Methodology. Browse our library of 100+ free articles and learn strategies you can start using right away. Or explore below our hand-picked free articles to support your tweens & teens. We’re constantly adding material based on the latest research and our evolving client work—so come back often and stay informed!
For over 20 years Social Thinking has been a guiding resource for schools, clinics, and families around the world, and we’re here for you, too! The practical nature of our teaching and the concrete way we explain social concepts helps engage people in social learning not only about themselves but about others. Whether you're teaching individuals with ADHD, autism spectrum (levels 1 or 2), social communication disorders, or an entire mainstream class-our strategies can help you help them.
We are clinicians who create quality educational products and services that break down the social emotional learning process to help you teach it. Our methodology fosters social competencies so foundational that our work applies across cultures, ages, races, religions, mental health diagnoses, etc. and is taught in communities around the world. We stand committed to providing quality, practical information that is rooted in research, built upon real-world experiences, and is responsive to the needs of the people who use our methodology. We are constantly learning and gaining inspiration from our clients and others we meet, so our work is ever-evolving yet remains grounded in its adherence to rigorous standards of quality.
In the free videos below our experts share some ideas for using Social Thinking.
Strategies to Build Social Competencies
The Social Thinking Methodology provides evidence-based strategies to help people ages four through adult develop their social competencies, flexible thinking & social problem solving to meet their own social goals and improve:
- Conversation & social connection
- Executive functioning
- Friendship & relationship development
- Perspective taking
- Social Thinking Vocabulary