We can help you unpack the social world and engage tweens & teens
For more than 25 years, Social Thinking® has been at the forefront of teaching developmental social competencies—helping tweens & teens unpack the social world to guide and support their social emotional and organizational learning and development.
What’s that mean? Given that social information is rarely explained directly, it can be confusing for social learners to make sense of what’s going on around them from both a social and an organizational perspective. Within the Social Thinking Methodology, we focus on teaching these concepts through the use of explicit treatment frameworks and strategies to help all people better navigate to regulate in the social world based on what they want for themselves.
We know how to unpack the social world and engage tweens & teens in developing strategies for observing and interpreting social information and then deciding how to act and react in ways that move them toward their social goals. Learning and using these social strategies helps foster development of their executive functions, self-regulation, stress & anxiety management, and other social and organizational competencies. As a trusted interventionist, you can help guide them toward reaching their social, academic, career, and life goals. We want to share much of what they've taught us as we continue on our learning journey as well!
How to Ask for Help
Why It’s Hard & How We Can Help
Perspective Taking in the Classroom
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
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
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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