Visual Supports for 10 Key Social Thinking Vocabulary Concepts
These visual supports encourage the active use of 10 Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts that lay the foundation for social learning, which are fundamental to the social experience and are relevant across languages, cultures, and ages (starting at age 4). While they are a small set of our broader teaching platform, they are an important place to begin an individual’s discovery into their own social-emotional learning as well as discovering the social world that surrounds them, regardless of whether the individual is typically developing or exhibits social learning challenges.
As each of these 10 concepts are introduced and utilized on an ongoing basis, hang the related colorful visual support in your classroom, clinic, or home to remind viewers to observe and use these concepts in all locations. The 11×14” images are beautifully rendered, but the artistry they bring to a room is a secondary to their powerful primary function: to encourage the use of the concepts to build social awareness, self-awareness, perspective taking, flexible thinking—and ultimately—stronger social competencies.
Important note: Teach the concepts first
The visual supports are intended for use as the concepts are introduced and used on an ongoing basis to remind adults and students to keep these concepts alive across all settings. The product offers no teaching instruction; to learn how to teach each of the concepts and the sequence we suggest, check out Social Thinking’s free webinars in the series “10 Core Concepts.” Each webinar offers best practices and resources for teaching one of the 10 concepts to students in different age groups. We strongly encourage introducing one concept a month to give time for students and staff to understand the depth and complexity of the idea. These concepts get to the root of social-emotional learning for every individual, typically developing or with social learning challenges. Students with social learning challenges will need extra time and attention to learn and use these concepts.
The 10 Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts:
Thoughts and Feelings
Thinking with Your Eyes
The Group Plan
Body in the Group
Whole Body Listening
Hidden Rules & Expected—Unexpected Behaviors
Flexible and Stuck Thinking
Size of the Problem
Sharing an Imagination
Social Thinking Vocabulary – concepts at the heart of Social Thinking
At the heart of the Social Thinking Methodology is our vocabulary. It’s our way of translating complex social concepts into a simpler form that can be taught and used as a common language to talk about what it means to “be social” across people, cultures, and context. Social Thinking Vocabulary encourages individuals to actively notice what’s happening around them. The language can be used whenever and wherever needed to talk about social expectations and interpretations: working as a group during a math lesson, dinnertime at home, hanging out with friends on the playground, participating as members of a team during P.E., etc. The concepts are expressed in simple language to make these abstract ideas easier to understand and motivate individuals to integrate them into their daily experiences as they participate in the social world.
1 in stock
You may also like…
Author: Michelle Garcia WinnerPublishing Info: Soft Cover 338 pages / January 2006Tags: Social thinking.
A social thinking curriculum to guide therapists, educators and parents who are exploring how to introduce social thinking to their students in a more structured and thought out progression.$125.95 Product Details »
Author: Michelle Garcia WinnerPublishing Info: Soft Cover 340 pages / August 2007Tags: Social thinking, Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol.
Perspective Taking is crucial to the development of advanced social thinking and related skills.$69.95 Product Details »
Author: Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, and Michelle Garcia WinnerPublishing Info: Tote Bag with Curriculum Book, 5 Storybooks, GPS Book / June 2016Tags: early learners, self-regulation, Social thinking.
Due to the mass confusion caused by the word “flexible” in the names of many of the Social Thinking products, The Incredible Flexible You series name has changed to We Thinkers! Volume 1 will eventually be renamed We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers. There will be no content changes in Volume 1, only a name change. Volume 2 is named…$232.95 Product Details »
Author: Ryan Hendrix, Kari Palmer, Nancy Tarshis and Michelle Garcia WinnerPublishing Info: Curriculum, Story Books and Music CD / March 2013Tags: Social thinking.
This new series introduces Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking model to children ages 4-7. The series will eventually consist of 10 storybooks plus related curriculum, released in two volumes (5 storybooks + curriculum in each volume).$161.95 Product Details »