Social Thinking: A Training Paradigm for Professionals and Treatment Approach for Individuals With Social Learning/Social Pragmatic Challenges Abstract: Abstract  Teaching students with social learning/pragmatic challenges what neurotypical children learn intuitively is an act that blends art and science. This article will describe the development of social learning ... Article
Article  |   July 2009
Social Thinking: A Training Paradigm for Professionals and Treatment Approach for Individuals With Social Learning/Social Pragmatic Challenges
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Michelle Garcia Winner
    Private Practice, San Jose, CA
  • Pamela J. Crooke
    San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • © 2009 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Article Information
Language Disorders / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
Article   |   July 2009
Social Thinking: A Training Paradigm for Professionals and Treatment Approach for Individuals With Social Learning/Social Pragmatic Challenges
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2009, Vol. 16, 62-69. doi:10.1044/lle16.2.62
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2009, Vol. 16, 62-69. doi:10.1044/lle16.2.62
Abstract:

Abstract  Teaching students with social learning/pragmatic challenges what neurotypical children learn intuitively is an act that blends art and science. This article will describe the development of social learning and social communication and the relationship to social skills. A training and treatment framework referred to as Social Thinking will be introduced. The training aspect of Social Thinking is referred to as the ILAUGH Model, an acronym representing how different aspects of the school and home day relate require our core social knowledge and then how we use this knowledge to produce our social skills as well as participate successfully in specific academic tasks. This article will also introduce one aspect of Social Thinking treatment called the Social Thinking Vocabulary which creates concrete ways to explore and teach abstract lessons related to our social skills production.

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