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We help engage people in social emotional learning not only about themselves but about others.

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Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation

What is Self-Regulation?

Social Thinking dives deep into self-regulation and how this all ties to social emotional problem solving and executive functions. Learning to self-regulate so that we can work, play, learn, and communicate in groups is vital to achieving our personal and group goals.

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10 Levels to Living Independently

10 Levels to Living Independently

Over the years, our work has led us to interact and consult with many young adults who are considered “academically smart,” but struggle to live independently as adults. Many have been given a diagnosis at some time in their lives, and some have not.

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Treatment Frameworks Collection

Core Teaching Frameworks—The Best of the Social Thinking Methodology

The social world is vast and complex and there’s so much information! Here’s where you’ll find the best of the Social Thinking® Methodology distilled into a two-set collection of our 26 core teaching frameworks.

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Developmental Resources to Foster Social Emotional Learning Across all Ages

Our teachings help engage people in social learning not only about themselves but about others. Help us protect the fidelity of this body of work and be informed about how you can/can’t use our materials considering our intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks.
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Books, Games & Posters

Teachers, speech-language pathologists, clinicians, behavior specialists, and parents are using our expansive collection of curricula, books, games, and posters to teach social competencies to social learners ages 4 and up.

 

While our deeper work is for individuals with social learning challenges (ADHD, twice exceptional, social communication disorders, autism spectrum levels 1 and 2, etc. or no diagnosis,) our work is also being adopted into mainstream classrooms and workplaces around the world to improve social emotional learning for all.

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Online Training

Social Thinking has helped more than 1 million educators, clinicians, and families teach social learners essential life skills including social-emotional learning and self-regulation. Wherever you are in your professional career or level of understanding as a caregiver, we can help.

 

Browse our entire collection of Online Training options, taught by our experienced practitioners and clinicians.

 

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Free Webinars

Explore how to teach a variety of core Social Thinking concepts—for free. Browse our entire webinar collection and discover strategies to help people of all ages develop social competencies, self-regulation, social skills, social-emotional understanding, flexible thinking, and more!

 

Our webinars are not pre-approved for credit by continuing education organizations. However, all participants can download and print a Certificate of Completion.

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Article Library

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. We’re constantly adding material based on the latest research and our evolving client work—so visit our library often and stay informed!

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Digital Products

Our newest and most popular digital products make it easy for children to explore social emotional learning.

 

Build social awareness and vocabulary with our award-winning You Are A Social Detective, Social Thinking and Me & Superflex curriculum.

 

Teach strategies to help students better problem solve & self-regulate with our all new Social Thinking Frameworks collection.

 

 

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What is Social Thinking?

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There are 3 distinct yet overlapping definitions:

What do we mean when we say, "social thinking?" We have a lot of information to share. Here are three ways to understand how we use the words "social thinking:"

 

  1. The Term
  2. The Business
  3. The Methodology

 

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Helping You Help Others

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Over time, our teachings can help people cultivate relationships and improve performance at school and at work. For 25 years our experts have been a guiding resource for schools, clinics, and families around the world, and we’re here for you, too. 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.


This has been a game changer for helping general education teachers.  We have been using the Social Thinking Methodology with our students, they are making friends, are more successful academically, and generally happier in all they do. Thank you! - Jennifer, Special Education Teacher

Social Thinking Speakers: Global Training Experts

The Social Thinking Training and Speakers' Collaborative (STTSC) consists of 13 clinicians, including Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke, who train around the world on the Social Thinking Methodology in addition to working closely with schools, clients, and families. All of our speakers have an active caseload and provide training to help schools embed Social Thinking’s teachings across all aspects of the educational day in public and private schools. We also work with universities as well as businesses to help adults continue to develop stronger social communication skills. Please note that the members of our STTSC are the only people licensed and approved to give training on the Social Thinking Methodology.

The speaker did an excellent job at keeping our attention and broke the information down in a way that was easy to understand and gave us a process to help ensure we could implement what we learned.
- Special Ed. Teacher, School Training

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Social Thinking
Michelle Garcia
Michelle Garcia Winner Founder & CEO Social Thinking • MA, CCC-SLP
Dr. Pamela
Dr. Pamela Crooke PhD, CCC-SLP • Co-developer of the Social Thinking® Methodology • Chief Curriculum Officer
Kari
Kari Zweber Palmer MA, CCC-SLP
Ryan
Ryan Hendrix MS, CCC-SLP
Nancy
Nancy Clements MA, CCC-SLP
Nancy
Nancy Tarshis MA, MS, CCC-SLP
Renee
Renee Attaway-Storer MS, CCC-SLP
Debbie
Debbie Meringolo MA, MS, Educator
Beckham
Beckham Linton MA, CCC-SLP
Ariela
Ariela Jokel PhD, CCC-SLP
Chithra
Chithra Kathiresan B. App. Sc., SLP

Personalized Training for Your School or Clinic

Social Thinking offers a wide array of all day and partial day courses and embedded school trainings to fit your needs. Our speakers collectively instruct over 15 courses offering practical concepts and strategies to boost the social learning process and academic achievement that can be used across settings, such as in the classroom, on the playground, at home, at work, and in the community. Each course covers a specific topic, from working with early learners, to the transition to adulthood; to helping mature adults improve executive functioning skills. Each speaker has unique specialties that align with the courses they instruct.
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