Social thinking is the process by which we interpret the thoughts, beliefs, intentions, emotions, knowledge and actions of another person along with the context of the situation to understand that person’s experience”.
This program is a framework that provides tools and assists with developing skills and shared language to improve social competencies. It helps participants learn how to engage in socially, including how to attend, interpret, problem solve and respond in a situation.
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How do we use social thinking?
With the use of this methodology, you gain practical strategies to help your child improve their social competencies, including:
- Social-emotional learning
- Daily functions / life skills
- Perspective taking
- Social problem solving
This concepts can be incorporated into occupational therapy sessions at MoveAbout. However, it is best presented in a group where children can share experiences and ideas as they learn together.
For more information, visit the Social Thinking Program® website.