Social thinking is what individuals do when interacting with other people: specifically, they think about them. Most people take social thinking for granted, as it is generally an intuitive process that considers the points of view, emotions, and intentions of others.

Social Thinking is a social skills curriculum developed by Michelle Garcia Winner. The curriculum is intended for students with social learning difficulties, such as those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication Disorder, PDD-NOS, ADHD, NVLD, Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder, twice exceptional, social anxiety, head injury, etc. Its main focus is on teaching students to think about how others perceive them. This curriculum can help people as young as 4 through the lifespan with solid language and learning abilities develop their social thinking and related social skills.

The teaching process for social thinking uses peer-reviewed research and client family values to foster the development of: social self-awareness, perspective taking/theory of mind, self-regulation, executive functioning, social-emotional understanding, social skills, organizational systems, reading comprehension, written expression, and more.


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Holding Hope Services will be having social thinking groups this Fall!

Ages 6-12 facilitated by Orenza Jaske LCPC

Groups will be determined by chronological age in addition to developmental age

If you are interested, please complete the form below and someone will reach out.

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