Being social is something that is incredibly important in all aspects of life. As children grow, the ability to be able to communicate with others becomes increasingly important as the individual moves into the adult world and ultimately into the workplace.
Learning to be social comes naturally to a lot of us. For others, it can be seen as a daunting and tricky task, isolating them and making them easy targets for bullying. Social Thinking® was created by Michelle Garcia Winner to enable those who struggle to learn social skills.
The overall goal of Social Thinking is to help individuals learn to cope with social situations and to be able to regulate themselves when they are eventually in the adult world.
Social Thinking can help with:
Understanding verbal and nonverbal social cues
Understanding and regulating emotions
Fostering and maintaining peer relationships
Working in a group
Understanding another point of view
Initiating and maintaining conversations
Zac Mu’tamir has been trained under Michelle Garcia Winner in the Social Thinking® Clinical Training Program 1A in Santa Clara, USA.