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Social Thinking

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Social Thinking

 

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Offers frameworks, strategies and classroom resources to teach social poblem solving, social emotional interpretation and social skills across schools, homes and communities. 

 

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. If we are engaging or sharing space with another person, we use this information to determine how to respond to affect the thoughts that person has about us to achieve our social goals (such as being friendly to maintain a friendship, acting generous to impress a date, and seeming unfriendly to deflect attention when walking alone late at night, etc.). Social thinking is our meaning maker - it allows us to interpret the deeper meaning behind what others do in the world, and (if the situation calls for it) prompts us with how to respond.  A person’s social thinking ability has a considerable affect on his or her relationships and success in school and at work. It affects the person’s social skills, perspective taking, self-awareness, self-regulation, critical thinking, social problem solving, play skills, reading comprehension, written expression, ability to learn and work in a group, organizational skills, etc. 

 

Most of the concepts are based on the ILAUGH model of social thiking 

I - initiation

L - listening with eyes and brain 

A - abstract and inferential 

U - understanding perspective 

G - Gestalt or getting the big picture

H - human relationship and humour

 

 

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