Helping adults of all ages gain social competencies to reach their social goals

Free Stuff for Young Adults & Adults

The Social Thinking Methodology first developed from our work with high schoolers. It’s now the premier, go-to source for understanding the social world through an evidence-based lens, which encourages the ongoing development of teaching concepts, strategies, and tools for working with and supporting young adults and adults as they learn about themselves and others, as well as how to navigate meeting their own goals in the ever-changing landscapes within the social world.


Throughout our 25+ years of research, practice, and teaching, we’ve focused on the needs of young and mature adults and have found that when these social learners are presented with relevant and explicit concepts, tools, and practical strategies to make sense of evolving expectations within the social world, they can continue to learn to improve their social emotional problem solving. They’re able to gradually gain social competencies that help them, step by step, achieve their own social goals as they learn to navigate the complexities of the adult social emotional world.


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.


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Free Thinksheets

The social world and its expectations, responsibilities & consequences evolve and increase in complexity as we age. Social emotional learning doesn’t stop when we reach adulthood! Our Thinksheets (worksheets that make you think!) are tools to break down, think through, and practice specific social concepts and strategies to support adults of all ages as they work toward improving their social emotional problem solving and other social competencies.

Daily Feelings Journal

Daily Feelings Journal
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Four Steps of Face-to-Face Communication

4 Steps of Face-to-Face Communication
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What is Self-Advocacy

What is Self-Advocacy
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Lurking vs Stalking vs Lingering

lurking versus stalking versus lingering
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Free Webinar & Video Lessons

Learn Essential Social Thinking Concepts for Free

Free webinars are presented live by experts in the Social Thinking® Methodology. Core presentations typically run for 60 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A. Browse our entire collection of recorded webinars and soak in all the free information—or explore our hand-picked free webinars to support your tweens & teens. Note: Attendees receive a Certificate of Completion, CEs are not provided to attendees for free webinars.


We are constantly learning and gaining inspiration from our clients and others we meet, so our work is ever-evolving yet remains grounded in its adherence to rigorous standards of quality. In the free videos below our experts share some ideas for using Social Thinking.
How to Ask for Help: Why It’s Hard & How We Can Help
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP
Michelle Garcia Winner | MA, CCC-SLP
Renee Attaway | MS, CCC-SLP
Allison King | MS, CCC-SLP

Free Articles

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. Or explore below our hand-picked free articles to support your young adult and adult. We’re constantly adding material based on the latest research and our evolving client work—so come back often and stay informed!

What is Social Thinking?


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:

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