Social Thinking Book List

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  • Social Behavior Mapping - Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day

    by Michelle Winner Garcia Year Published:
     

    Many individuals do not intuitively understand how their behavior affects other people. Social Behavior Mapping, one of the most popular tools within the Social Thinking Methodology, is a visual flowchart that is used to “map” the consequences of any behavior in any situation – good or bad, and brings to light the perspectives of everyone affected by the behavior. The tool is based on the concept of the Social Emotional Chain Reaction, the idea that how we act affects how others feel, how we make others feel affects how they treat us, how we are treated affects how we feel about others and ultimately - how we feel about ourselves. Social Behavior Mapping and the Social Emotional Chain Reaction is at the foundation of social interaction and is at the heart of what we teach through the Social Thinking Methodology.

    This book presents a collection of over 50 Social Behavior Maps that are already filled out for common situations that students experience at school, at home, and in the community. Consider these “cheat sheets” for you when you’re helping a student fill out a blank map. This book is designed for parents and professionals to use with individuals of any age. We have found that for those under 3rd grade it is helpful to fill out the maps with pictures/graphics instead of written words. 

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  • Superflex Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables

    by Stephanie Madrigal,Michelle Garcia Winner Year Published:
     Superflex takes on Brain Eater focuses on one of the social cognitive challenges we see most often in our students, distractibility, with strategies on how to stay on track with every day activities like getting ready for school and listening in class! The engaging comic book is the third in our Superflex series designed to help children learn more about their own social behavior and strategies to regulate it...

    Superflex, our Social Thinking superhero, helps teach elementary school students how they can use strategies to conquer their own Brain, not quite so flexible Team of Unthinkables. Through this humorous and delightful comic book, students are encouraged to think about thinking and what they can do to self-regulate some of their own wayward thoughts and behaviors
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  • Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables

    by Stephanie Madrigal,Michelle Garcia Winner Year Published:
     In this teaching comic book in the Superflex® series, the superhero, Superflex, swoops down to help Aiden overcome the Unthinkable, Glassman (who causes our over-reactions to small things), at just the right time: the first day of school! This very popular comic book works well with K-5 students.

    Superflex shows elementary school students how they can use strategies to conquer their own “Team of Unthinkables,” including Glassman and other characters. In the process, students learn to calm Glassman and ways to assess the size of problems and other issues. As students face Glassman and other Unthinkables, they build up and learn to flex nimble, new mind muscles -- thinking skills that help them manage and work on the thoughts and behaviors that may be causing them problems.

    The step-by-step strategies and lessons in this book guide students, with their teachers and parents, through a full "training session" in their own Superflex academy. Quizzes and tip sheets are built into the book. By teaching students to explore the differences between Superflex and the student's own motley crew of Unthinkables, students can better understand and modify their behaviors and, as they progress and graduate from the academy, see the rewards of doing so!


     
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  • Superflex Takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables

    by Stephanie Madrigal,Michelle Garcia Winner Year Published:
     Superflex Takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables is the fourth comic book in the Superflex series, designed to help children learn more about their own social behavior and strategies to regulate it. Individuals should already be familiar with the Superflex Curriculum before reading this book.

    In this newest comic, children become familiar with several ways to squash the powers of two, related Unthinkable characters: One-Sided Sid, who gets people to talk only about themselves, and his sidekick sister Un-Wonderer, who likes to keep people from thinking about others. This clever duo tries to get students to do or say things that show they're only thinking about themselves and not others.
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  • Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum Package

    by Stephanie Madrigal,Michelle Garcia Winner Year Published:
     Superflex®: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum provides educators, parents and therapists fun and motivating ways to teach students with social and communication difficulties (undiagnosed or diagnosed, such as Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, high-functioning autism or similar). The three-part cognitive behavioral curriculum helps students develop further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors and learn strategies to help them develop better self-regulation across a range of behaviors.
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  • Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME

    by Michelle Winner Garcia Year Published:
     This is where to start to learn more about social interaction and social awareness. Understanding the perspectives of others is key to all interpersonal relationships. Many students, including those with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD and similar social and communication challenges, have difficulties understanding that other people have perspectives that are different from their own. Michelle's model of perspective-taking makes research into Theory of Mind practical for teaching these students and even students who may be considered "neurotypical." Specific lessons, and how to apply them in different settings, are explored. The Four Steps of Communication creates a framework for understanding the complexities of social thinking and for enhancing perspective-taking in students. Social Behavior Mapping and IEPs are examined. How to focus concepts for ages and skill levels are presented through practical handouts, activities and lesson ideas. This second edition of Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME contains much expanded content, including two new chapters and an updated philosophy. The assessment chapter now includes the Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol®, with more detailed assessment techniques. For ages K-adulthood, the book provides the foundation for teaching students how to make social thinking work in their real lives and for using books like the 
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  • Whole Body Listening Larry at School! 2nd Edition

    by Kristen Wilson,Elizabeth Sautter Year Published:
     

    How often do you find yourself using phrases with children such as, "pay attention" or "listen carefully"? When we make these requests, we may not realize that we're giving kids an unspoken expectation that we want them to stop whatever they are doing and show us they are listening with their whole body (look at us, keep still, think about what we said, etc.). However, do we ever really teach them this expectation? And then what happens when the child doesn't show those behaviors? We feel frustrated and assume they aren't listening, don't want to comply, etc.

     

    In this charming and colorfully illustrated storybook, authors Sautter and Wilson explore and expand upon the original whole body listening concept created by Susanne Poulette

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  • You are a Social Detective

    by Michelle Garcia Winner,Pamela Crooke, PhD Year Published:
     Every one of us is a Social Detective. We are good Social Detectives when we use our eyes, ears, and brains to figure out what others are planning to do next or are presently doing and what they mean by their words and actions. This entertaining comic book offers different ways that can be reviewed repeatedly with students to teach them how to develop their own social detective skills. Enjoy watching your students and kids blossom day-by-day into successful Social Detectives! Then, have children practice their detective skills with the interactive 
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