what is social thinking?
“He is interrupting me every time I give directions or try to make a point.”
“She constantly touches her peers and doesn’t seem to be aware of how it is bothering them.”
“He talks too much.”
“His friends don’t want to include him in their games.”
“Her volume is so loud!”
“Her teachers constantly seem to get annoyed at her because she overreacts to problems.”
These are just some of the statements we hear from parents of children ages 4-15 who are having difficulties with social skills. For some kids, tasks that involve other people can be difficult. Things like forging friendships, dealing with conflict and engaging in conversation do not come naturally.
We specialize in helping children develop skills to be more comfortable socially.
We practice strategies to help communicators in many settings and situation. Some key social thinking questions are:
- What to do when we frustrate friends?
- What is the impact of our words on others?
- Why do other’s points of view matter?
- How to can I become a flexible thinker?
- How can I adjust to a new routine?
- Why we can’t always get our way?