Social Thinking Groups®
Social Thinking ® is a unique group opportunity based on the work of Michelle Garcia-Winner. This group provides an opportunity to increase awareness of challenges with social skills and to learn the skills necessary for change in a comfortable environment surrounded by peers that share the same struggles. This group promotes building of social interactions, building of friendships, and conversation.
S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks offers group sessions focusing on the skills and strategies of the Social Thinking concepts created by Michelle Garcia Winner. Social Thinking bridges the connections between thoughts, feelings and behaviours paving the way for transferrable social skills. Individuals who present with near typical expressive and receptive language development, yet have concerns surrounding their social language skills are candidates for these groups.
Topics that will be targeted during the group include:
Interacting and Relating to Others
The Group Plan: Moving from ME to WE
Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings
What are the “Expected” and the “Unexpected”: Social Behaviours Across Various Contexts
Making “Smart Guesses” about Others’ Intentions
Thinking with Our Eyes
Programming is available to children (aged 4 and up with adequate language capabilities), adolescents, and adults.