Why is Social Thinking™ an important life skill?
A common misconception regarding Social Thinking™ is that it is a social skills curriculum aimed only to support a student’s ability to make friends and engage appropriately with peers. While this is a component of the curriculum, it is also important to point out that if a student presents with a social learning challenges it impacts almost every area of their life. In fact, students who present with a social cognitive delay have lifelong struggles that impact their lives socially, emotionally, behaviorally, vocationally, and recreationally making it difficult to function independently or successfully as adults. Developing social cognition skills is one of the strongest predictors for success in adult life.
Who will benefit from Social Thinking™ services?
Our Social Thinking™ programs are designed for individuals with near to above average cognition who struggle with understanding and processing the social world. Students who benefit from our services may:
All programs are developed and overseen by Master’s Level Educators with extensive training in the principles of Social Thinking™, including clinical mentorship training at Michelle Garcia Winner’s clinic in San Jose, California. In addition each instructor has expertise in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis and empirically validated and developmentally appropriate treatment and intervention methodologies.
Direct Instruction to student/small group
Social Thinking™ Assessment
If you have any questions about our programs or are interested in hosting one of the listed workshops at one of your SEPAC meetings please feel free to contact either Deb Booth @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanna Silverman
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