Each student that participates in social skills instruction will receive it 1 to 2 times per week for 30 minutes. During social skills the children are grouped either by need or by grade. We use two different social curriculum's both created by Michelle Garcia Winner.
Lessons in Think Social! begin by encouraging students and their caregivers to learn the Social Thinking Vocabulary and to explore developing self-awareness through analysis of video clips of their groups' therapy. A summary of each chapter provides caregivers the relevant Social Thinking Vocabulary that they can use during "teachable moments" as they occur through the day. Each chapter concludes with individualized education plan (IEP) goal suggestions to reinforce the concepts introduced. Each chapter also provides a list of educational standards, tying Social Thinking directly to the academics of the classroom. The curriculum provides a comprehensive introduction to guide people through its use, applying it to developing social thinking groups and the core social-thinking philosophy.
The Incredible Flexible You is an engaging Social Thinking educational series that combines a social learning framework used in schools across the U.S. with music and dramatic play activities that will appeal to early learners. Play is the learning environment of young children, and this curriculum capitalizes on this idea!
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