Thinksheets for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills by Michelle Garcia Winner
One of Social Thinking's best-selling books, Worksheets!, now has a new name: Thinksheets. Same great content, now with a new title and cover. Thinksheets encourages individuals with autism spectrum, social (pragmatic) communication disorder, ADHD, or other related social–emotional learning challenges to process more deeply what social thinking means to them. The curriculum works best for students mid elementary through high school. The thinksheets are coded to suggest which ones are better for different aged students.
Developed from years of working with students with social–cognitive challenges, the thinksheets serve as mini-lesson plans to introduce Social Thinking concepts. Educators can then take these concepts and adapt them through different activities they develop. Teachers, therapists, parents, and other caregivers can also copy and send the material to other stakeholders in the individual’s life to reinforce the concepts the student is learning, making Thinksheets a valuable supplement to Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME and Think Social!
Recommended Teaching & Learning Pathway
Thinksheets for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills is more powerful when taught with other materials. Teaching social concepts should follow a natural sequence, from simple to complex, to support student learning. The following Teaching & Learning Pathway outlines the recommended teaching sequence by age group. As with our products, this pathway is relevant to clinicians, educators, parents—anyone helping a person develop their social competencies.
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, Founder of Social Thinking specializes in the treatment of individuals with social learning challenges. She coined the term “Social Thinking®” in the mid-1990s and since that time has made it her life work to help people develop their social competencies to better interpret and respond to the social world around them to achieve a lifetime of well-being. Michelle helps educators, clinicians, professionals of all types, and parents/family members appreciate how social competencies are integral to a person’s success socially, academically, and professionally.