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.

This therapy can potentially be used to treat the following:

Asperger Syndrome

One in 88 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Asperger syndrome is considered by many to be the mildest form of ASD.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.

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Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain caused by trauma to the head or body.

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Social Difficulties/Pragmatic Disorder

Social language skills can be described as the way in which we communicate verbally and non-verbally with the world around us.

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