Foster social and emotional awareness to help develop foundational social competencies

Teaching Social Thinking concepts & vocabulary to children ages 4-7

Alarming statistics reveal that nationwide at least 250 children are suspended or expelled from preschool daily, three times the rate of expulsions in K-12 grades. Many of these children are melting down and labeled as disruptive, aggressive, or “behavior problems” because they don’t understand what’s going on around them or may not have awareness or understanding of how to play, learn, and work in groups with their peers.

Throughout our 25+ years of research, practice, and teaching, we’ve found that when children as young as four years old learn the mechanics of why and how we use our social minds to foster social and emotional awareness and self-monitoring—it helps them develop deeper insights and foundational social competencies that follow them throughout their lives. That’s why classrooms, schools, and hundreds of thousands of interventionists around the world are teaching our award-winning curricula and resources to their early learners.

The Social Thinking Methodology provides specific vocabulary and developmentally based curricula, lessons, strategies, and activities—created especially for children ages 4-7. Components of the Social Thinking Methodology unpack how the social world works and why for interventionists (educators, therapists, parents & caregivers) and their early social learners, so that all children can have access to understanding and learning how to navigate the social world and move toward improvement in their own social goals.

Explore our broad range of products, online courses, and free resources for teaching practical concepts, vocabulary, and strategies to help guide social learners in some of the most significant learning of their lives.

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Social Situation Shorts

5 Key Social Thinking Vocabulary Concepts in Action

Get ready to engage social learning with Social Situation Shorts, a set of five video vignettes, featuring real kids in real-world social situations using their social thinking and social skills. These brand new videos are perfect for fostering discussions and engaging young students or clients with relatable social situations. Each video comes with 2 lesson plans to extend the learning, and some shorts feature a visit from Science Guy Brad for a little extra fun. Have fun exploring social concepts and skills for kids between the ages of 5-9+.


Note: This video is not eligible for continuing education credit.

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Early Learners (Ages 4-7)

Helping Early Learners Build Social Competencies Using the We Thinkers! Curriculum Series

This strategy filled course delves into crucial aspects of building social competencies in preschool and early elementary-age students (ages 4-7). Explore how flexible thinking, social language, self-regulation, and social and emotional development are vital for developing collaborative interactions in group settings, both on the playground and in the classroom. Gain insights from a research perspective on the impact of executive functioning, social attention, and social problem solving through the lens of our award-winning We Thinkers! curriculum series. Walk away with practical strategies and examples to seamlessly integrate social learning concepts into your existing teaching methods.
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5.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable
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Early Learners (Ages 4-7)

Social Thinking: Building the Social Mind in Early Childhood

Parents and caregivers are always asking about how to teach and support self-regulation. In this course designed specifically for parents and caregivers, we’ll talk about the ways the social mind can support social thinking and self-regulation for early learners. We will cover practical strategies including how we can use stories, activities, and play to build self-regulation; how to teach children to better understand their own and others’ thoughts and feelings, and the plan of the group and their role within it. Please note: this course is not eligible for Continuing Education.
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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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