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.
Award-Winning We Thinkers! Series
Foster Social Emotional Engagement & Build Social Thinking Vocabulary
Cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development & organized thinking skills
Frustrated parents who are tired of chaos will find concrete, actionable guidance for raising an independent, self-assured, and organized child. Dr Korb defines the neurodevelopmental abilities that are critical for organization and shows parents how to develop their children’s organized thinking skills.Learn more
Best-Selling & Award-Winning The Zones of Regulation Series
Empower children to manage their anxiety & social problem solving
Empower children to manage their anxiety by learning that it comes from a place of protective strength within their brains—the amygdala—a tiny but fierce personal “warrior” that prepares us to fight or flee danger, even when we don’t need or want its protection! Wonderful illustrations and keen insights gently teach children how to be the boss of their brains and let their warriors know when to stand down and relax through positive thinking and breathing exercises. By understanding the physical science of anxiety and why their brains produce it, children can then learn to master it as a positive, friendly superpower.Learn more
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Hey Awesome explains how the same brain that can make a child feel anxious sometimes, also comes with amazing strengths. This book also includes powerful tips for children on how they can manage their anxiety. First, we let them know how awesome they are, then we give them what they need to feel it for themselves.Learn more
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