/High School Plus

These books and learning materials are designed for High School age students, young adults and adults.

  • by Joan Green for ages 4 – 12 This Interactive Reading Book teaches action verbs and pronouns while posing and then answering who, what and where questions. (ex: Where can she swim? Answer: She can swim in the pool.) Ask additional questions to expand the concept being presented. (ex: In the sentence "I can hide in the tunnel", ask the student to tell you some other places you might hide. In the sentence, "He can throw the bean bags.", ask the student, "What else can you throw?" etc.) Click on the picture icon above to enlarge for better viewing. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Priscilla Garcia Auschwitz Auschwitz… I Cannot Forget You as Long as I Remain Alive, is the first person story of Max Garcia, his beloved family and his survival of Holocaust tortures and concentration camps.  But this isn't a story about the past, it is a story about the present and the future.  Max is the father of the founder of Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner. Buying Tip:  A fascinating first-hand insight into trauma and it's survival. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. You can access lots of free articles on the Social Thinking USA website here. All prices are in Australian Dollars and include GST.
  • by Michelle Garcia Winner for ages 8-18 Being around others requires us to be social thinkers. We use our social skills to co-exist when we’re in a group, even when we’re not interacting with the people around us. To use our social skills well simply means each of us is sharing space effectively, which involves being able to take the perspective of others. This user-friendly, helpful poster lays out the four steps of perspective taking and Social Thinking that keep us working together as a group, whether at home, at school, or in the community. Buying Tip:  This poster clearly explains everyone's role in a group, which is to be mindful of the people around us and that we have responsibility towards those people.  Great for classrooms, clinics and at home. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. All prices in Australian Dollars.
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    for all ages Students enjoy squeezing the small, blue foam brains, and the brains encourage them to think more flexibly and abstractly about the size of their problems and the choices they are making. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
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    An important life skill is learning how to cope when you get bored while working or being in a group. Our updated “Coping with Boring Moments” poster infuses humour into explicit, concrete information to help individuals learn more about the expected and unexpected behaviours related to boredom. With the support of the poster, teachers can engage in more-explicit real-life discussions about the social challenges students experience when they get bored and how to deal with them. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
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    by Sheri Wilkins & Carol Burmeister for ages 3 to adult Informed by Educators and parents, these practical strategies are designed to instil and support basic executive functioning skills.  Includes evidence based treatment frameworks to guide parents and professionals in literally flipping the switch on challenges with flexibility, emotionality, impulse control, planning and problem solving. Buying Tip:  This book is for anyone, both parents and professionals, who need clear-cut strategies to teach students who have challenges with flexibility, emotional regulation, planning and problem solving. This book does a great job providing the "how and why" for the use of specific visually based, kid-friendly strategies to help to promote the development of competencies that contribute to healthier executive functioning. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke for ages 18+ Written to help all adults but especially useful for those with subtle but significant social learning challenges.  This book helps adults read the hidden rules of the social world. The book includes practical strategies that can be used in both the workplace and all areas of life to better understand and respond to others and social situations. Buying Tip: This book is a must read for managers who are sent to courses titled "managing difficult employees" as much as it is a must read for employees who are struggling to "fit in" at work and perhaps get sent to such courses.  The social mind needs to be seen from both perspectives, so that we treat people with empathy and dignity and better understand the "social" dimension of the workplace.  We recommend this book to all adults who find relationships challenging, and don't we all experience that from time to time? This book will help you understand your role in your family and in your significant relationship as much as it helps you understand how to navigate the social dimension of the workplace.  This book will also help managers understand the struggles faced by many employees, and in so doing, help them be better "people" managers. This book is our recommended read for all adults.  Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. All prices in Australian Dollars. You can access lots of free articles on the Social Thinking USA website here.
  • by Michelle Garcia Winner, Nancy Tarshis, Kari Zweber Palmer, Ryan Hendrix for ages: 4-7 Children play and socially engage with different levels of perspective taking, social awareness and social problem solving abilities. The We Thinkers! Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving Scale (GPS) is a functional assessment tool to evaluate the peer-based play and reciprocal social engagement abilities in children ages 4-7. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. All prices are in Australian Dollars.
  • by Joan Green

    for ages 4 - 12 Through this book children learn to identify pictures of emotions. Sentences such as, "I feel ________ when I do a good job," allow the students to label their feelings. (There are no "correct" answers.) Open-ended questions at the back of the book allow teachers, therapists, parents or children to make up their own sentences. Even if a student is non-verbal or doesn't speak English, once they can identify the pictures, you can read the sentence and have them give you or point to the picture that labels their emotion. Another fun activity and a means of assessing a students emotions is to put the pictures face down and have students pick a picture. Ask them to give you an example of what might make them feel that way. A student picks a card that says, "excited", ask the student to tell you something that would make them feel excited. Buying Tip: This is an excellent book for kids to learn how to match, identify and label specific emotions. Of particular value are the sections that have a card with a comment “I feel …”.  This book is a recommended resource to use together with The Zones of Regulation. I Have Feelings Too is the result of requests from users of the highly-regarded, “How Do I Feel?” The difference being “I Have Feelings, Too!” uses pictures and sentences appropriate for older kids (teens and adults but also useful as an extension exercise for younger kids). Check it out HERE. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Joan Green for ages 4 – 12 This book teaches students to match, identify, label and sequence numbers 1-12. There are 4 picture pages and 12 sentence pages from which students learn to read number words one through twelve and simple nouns (ex: six suns). Quantity concepts are taught by matching number to picture and picture to number. (ex: Have the student put the number "2" card on the picture that has 2 "shoes" or the student picks a picture card, counts the items and places it on the appropriate number card.) Simple math activities can also be performed. (eg: Using the picture cards: 2 shoes + 3 pigs= ? Answer: the number card 5) or (ex. Using the number cards: 3 + 4=? Answer: the student finds the picture card of 7 balloons) Click on the picture icon above to enlarge for better viewing. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Audra Jensen for ages 4-9 Leverage children's love of stories while teaching core Social Thinking concepts. This innovative resource helps kids explore social context and unlock character perspectives and emotions within a story. Loaded with recommended story books aligned with specific social thinking concepts, as well as ideas for writing goals aimed at teaching social concepts through reading. Designed to strengthen reading comprehension, participation and cooperative play. Buying Tip:  Lot's of kids can read but do poorly at comprehension tests.  That's because they don't understand the social dimension of a story such as a character's perspective, how they are feeling etc. Literature is a great way to teach "social" and this book shows you how. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. All prices in Australian Dollars. You can access lots of free articles on the Social Thinking USA website here.
  • by Joan Green for ages 4 – 12 I Go To School uses the vocabulary and activities you might find in a typical school day. Using 4 picture pages and 12 sentence pages, the pictures in this book resemble a visual schedule. Aside from matching, identifying, labeling, creating sentences and learning to read, the students can also use the pictures to answer simple questions. If the student is verbal he can respond verbally, if non-verbal he can point to a picture. (eg: What do you do with a pencil? Answer: Write) Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Joan Green for ages 11 – 18+ This Interactive Reading Book by Joan Green and Linda Comerford is the result of requests from users of the highly-regarded, "How Do I Feel?" The difference here is that "I Have Feelings, Too!" uses pictures and sentences appropriate for teens and adults. No "kiddy" pictures! You can check out "How Do I Feel" HERE Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Michelle Garcia Winner for ages 8-18 Discover the ILAUGH model of Social Cognition, one of Social Thinking's core conceptual frameworks for helping professionals and parents address the struggles of those with social learning challenges . In addition to fully detailing the implementation of the ILAUGH model, Inside Out powerfully shows how social competencies relate to academic success and provides research-based strategies to improve one's social cognition and problem solving. Buying Tip:  This book is where to start to learn more about how social problems connect to academic problems, such as reading comprehension and written expression. The book introduces Michelle's ILAUGH model, that helps to pinpoint specific challenges.  Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. All prices in Australian Dollars. You can access lots of free articles on the Social Thinking USA website here. Scroll down for more details about Inside Out...
  • Movie Time Social Learning
    by Dr Anna Vagin for ages 4 - 18 Movies allow viewers to pause social interactions and talk about what's going on. This creative book combines movie watching with many tools and activities to encourage socially based critical thinking and perspective taking. Three strategy levels are offered to align lesson with students' social learning abilities. Lessons included on a CD for east printing. Buying Tip:  If your child or client is a visual learner, this book is for you.  Using movies is a really accessible and fun way to teach about the social world.  Movie Time Social Learning is a great companion to Anna’s other book YouCue Feelings and Leah Kuypers book The Zones of Regulation. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details on "Movie Time Social Learning"...  
  • by Leah Kuypers, Terri Rossman and Elizabeth Sautter for ages 10+ (tweens, teens and adults) The Advanced Extension Pack and Game Cards is a companion to Navigating The Zones to help player 10 to young adult deepen their problem solving, flexibility, imagination, perspective taking and more. Buying Tip:  Make sure you use the Zones of Regulation products sequentially.  You start with the The Zones of Regulation (book with lessons).  Once students have a good understanding of the concepts covered in the Zones of Regulation curriculum, you can move onto to the interactive teaching tool, Navigating The Zones.  You can then move onto this Advanced Extension Pack which gives you more game cards to use with the navigation board provided with Navigating the Zones.  It is for use with 1-6 participants and an adult facilitator.
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