/High School Plus

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • suitable for anyone working with ages 4 years to 18+

    Thursday 20 February 2020

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Join us for this brand-new workshop! The concept was trialled in Australia as a half-day event last year.  Michelle went away and developed the concept into a full-day course.  This is a workshop for anyone who wants to get better at what they do with their clients.  You can’t avoid leaving this workshop a better practitioner!  You will watch the “experts” deconstruct their own case journeys, be given models you can use yourself with clients and be given opportunities to think about how to apply the information you learn to your own clients. Like Michelle does with those who train in the Social Thinking Clinic in the USA, those who attend this workshop together with the Informal Dynamic Assessment workshop will be invited to have their professional practice promoted on the Social Mind website. We believe the training you will receive at this workshop is that good! This training won’t be back in Australia for a few years so don’t miss this opportunity. Tickets on sale HERE. Scroll down to read the Workshop description below.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Scroll down for more details about Inside Out...
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    Lost and Found is a follow-up to Dr. Ross Greene's landmark works, The Explosive Child and Lost at School, providing educators with highly practical, explicit guidance on implementing his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Problem Solving model with behaviourally-challenging students. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.  
  • 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 Dominique Baudry for ages 12-18 Motivate students to explore social expectations and consider the perspective of others in this wildly popular card game. Educators, clinicians, and parents learn which social concepts need further emphasis, and students learn the impact of the choices they make. Great for enabling productive discussions as it helps players understand how others think and feel. Leads to greater self-awareness and builds upon social competencies as peers talk to each other about their shared social expectations! Buying Tip: A game to encourage Social Thinking, perspective taking and social problem solving. A fun way to reinforce the work you are doing to teach perspective taking. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details on "Should I Shouldn't I"...
  • Author: Dominique Baudry Ages: 12-18 Get 200 new prompt cards and 100 new challenge cards with timely situations and topics—useful for savvy students who memorized responses to the cards in the original game. Buying Tip: An add-on to the original Should I or Shouldn't I perspective-taking game, this new pack offers 300 new cards with more age specific situations and topics for discussion. (Original game required to use this product available here). Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details about the Expansion Pack...
  • by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke Ages: 6+ Many students with social learning challenges have oversized reactions to relatively small problems. This poster is an engaging visual tool to help individuals learn how the size of a problem informs the size of the reaction. Teachers and parents rave about how effective this tool is when life’s teachable moments arise. Buying Tip:  The Size of My Problem poster can be used on the spot to help individuals figure out the size of a problem, their reaction size, and then visually see the relationship between them. Perfect for home or classroom and clinic. Dry-erase surface for use again and again. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details about The Size of my Problem...
  • by Michelle Garcia Winner for ages 8+ Social Behavior Mapping, a core treatment framework in the Social Thinking® Methodology, is a visual template that helps users figure out the hidden social rules of a given situation based on what is happening and the people present. It also outlines a fundamental social concept we call the Social-Emotional Chain Reaction:  how we act in a given situation affects how others feel, how we make others feel affects how they treat us, and how we are treated affects how we feel about others and, ultimately, about ourselves. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Information on Postage here.