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The classroom. The supermarket. The ball field.

Every day, children find themselves in a range of social settings. In the blink of an eye, they adapt their behavior based on information they take in about their physical environment and the people around them. This is the unconscious process of social thinking in action.

For some children, social thinking is as natural and easy as breathing.

Most children are born with the ability to decipher, integrate and respond to socially relevant information. They continue to develop this aptitude as they grow and engage with others at home, in school, out in the community and, eventually, in the workplace.

Some children, however, aren’t instinctive social thinkers. As a result, they often have trouble:

  • Establishing and maintaining friendships
  • Sharing space effectively
  • Initiating and sustaining conversations
  • Understanding the hidden meaning of spoken messages
  • Interpreting social cues
  • Taking in another person’s point of view
  • Paying attention and staying focused
  • Working in groups
  • Predicting outcomes and solving problems
  • Comprehending concepts underlying pictures, stories and assignments
  • Setting boundaries
  • Organizing school tasks

These difficulties can be associated with:

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disability
  • High Functioning Autism
  • PDD-NOS
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Other Social Challenges

Steps to Socialization helps children with social thinking challenges.

Drawing on recent advances in the field of social thinking, s2s offers a signature curriculum specially designed to meet the needs of children in kindergarten through 12th grade possessing age-appropriate language skills. Our team of social learning specialists understands that children can cultivate social thinking, and related social skills, if given the proper tools, guidance and nurturing, step by step.

As experts in the field of social learning, we know that many young children grow into older children and adults with social thinking challenges. So, we’ve customized our signature program and offer it to adults and older children through group and individual sessions.

Contact us to learn more about our innovative social learning program for children and adults.

Testimonials

“He’s not anti-social. He just doesn’t know how to be social. It’s as if the social world is a foreign country that he’s visiting, but he doesn’t speak the language or understand the customs.”

- Parent of a 10 year old

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