Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students
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- Ages: 4+
- Pages: 373
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9780970132048
- Published: 2008
Think Social! is a curriculum book that complements Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME. The book provides step-by-step ideas for teaching social thinking and social communication strategies. Think Social! has eight chapters and 69 lessons that teach the basics of working and thinking in a group. Each chapter addresses how to use and interpret language (verbal and nonverbal) to understand the contexts where real communication happens. The lessons span from kindergarten through adulthood. Teachers, parents, therapists, and other caregivers are encouraged to modify activities to better fit the age and specific needs of the students.
Lessons in Think Social! begin by teaching Social Thinking Vocabulary. A summary of each chapter provides relevant Social Thinking Vocabulary to use during "teachable moments.” Each chapter concludes ideas for goal suggestions and also provides a list of educational standards, linking social thinking and academics. The curriculum provides a comprehensive introduction to guide people through applying the lessons to developing social thinking groups.
Recommended Teaching & Learning Pathway for Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum
Think Social! is more powerful when taught with other materials. Teaching social concepts should follow a natural sequence, from simple to complex, to support student learning. The following Teaching & Learning Pathway outlines the recommended teaching sequence by age group. As with our products, this pathway is relevant to clinicians, educators, parents—anyone helping a person develop their social competencies.
- Core Methodology: All Ages
- Ages 4-9
- Ages 9-18