Help guide social learners in some of the most significant learning of their lives
Friendship seems so easy and natural to those who make friends easily—but to those who find it challenging, it’s neither simple, logical, or predictable! All functional relationships—including friendship—require a range of social competencies, such as executive functioning & organizational skills, perspective taking, flexible thinking, understanding feelings & emotions, and many more.
How do we crack open this treasure chest to make the most coveted, yet complex facet of relationship development explicit and accessible to our children, students, and clients who struggle to form gratifying emotional relationships with their peers, colleagues, and others they simply share space with?
The Social Thinking® Methodology teaches clear concepts and strategies that can make the relationship process visible and concrete and unpacks different aspects of relationship development from age four through adulthood.
Explore our broad range of products, online courses, conferences, and free resources for teaching practical concepts, vocabulary, and strategies to help guide social learners in some of the most significant learning of their lives.
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.
Friendship is complicated for kids. Children everywhere want to be liked, fit in with a group, and be good sports—but most kids struggle at times. This practical, research-based friendship guide has plenty of true-to-life examples presented through more than 200 lighthearted cartoons that make learning fun for kids. With this book, children learn strategies to help them build meaningful friendships and navigate the challenges that come up along the way.Learn more
Part 1: Helping Students Gain Perspective on Their Emotions
Series Name: The Power of Emotions: Strategies to Fuel Self-Regulation, Learning, and Communication
In this first part of a four-part series, we explore how our emotions are central to our social competencies, executive functions, and self-regulation. Emotions are our brain’s powerhouse; they can help fuel motivation or derail us. We investigate how negative emotions are processed differently than positive emotions and how emotions are the cornerstone of each person's memories, both good and not so great. Learn strategies to help students unpack their daily emotional experiences.
Part 1: Foundations for Early Learners—Teaching Thoughts, Feelings, and The Group Plan
Series Name: Introducing Social Thinking® Concepts to 4–7-Year-Olds Through Ten Storybooks and Two Curricula
Guide children’s early social learning and play experiences to strengthen social competencies and classroom learning. Part 1: Foundations for Early Learners—Teaching Thoughts, Feelings, and The Group Plan examines the foundations of our work with early learners, delves into the core concepts thoughts and feelings and the group plan, and provides strategies, lessons, and examples for teaching them to children ages 4–7 years old using We Thinkers! Volume 1 with fidelity.
Part 1: The Social World: Practical Vocabulary and Concepts for Teaching How It Works
Series Name: Social Thinking Vocabulary and Strategies
Part 1: How Can We Help Teens When They Want Us to Go Away?
Series Name: Exploring the Unique Needs of Teens Who Are Developing Social Self-Awareness
Flirting, Dating & Maintaining Relationships: How Do You Teach This?
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 and improve:
- Conversation & social connection
- Executive functioning
- Friendship & relationship development
- Perspective taking
- Social Thinking Vocabulary