Four Steps of Communication with Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner (she is the person behind “Social Thinking”) and a young man on the autism spectrum teach us about social communication.

Social Fortune or Social Fate

social fortune:fateSocial Fortune or Social Fate by Pamela Crooke and Michelle Garcia Winner.  

(XSS Crook 2011)

A social thinking Graphic Novel Map for Social Quest Seekers. Social Behavior Mapping (SBM) teach how our own behaviors, expected and unexpected, impact how others feel about us, ultimately treat us which then affects how we feel about ourselves. The core of the book consists of 10 social scenarios, each one scenario is played out through the lens of Social Fortune or Social Fate by demonstrating visually how a situation can change quickly based on how someone reacts within it.

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Social Thinking Worksheets for Tweens and Teens

social thinking worksheetsSocial Thinking Worksheets for Tweens and Teens by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XSS Winne 2011work)

These worksheets translate “How do I teach someone to think social?” into explicit, tangible SLP’s, teachers, parents, and other service providers. (Pp.189)

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Thinking About You, Thinking About Me

thinking abouty you thinking about meThinking About You, Thinking About Me by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XSS Winne 2007think)

One fundamental deficit a person with autism faces relates to perspective taking – the ability of one person to consider the point of view and motives of another. This book addresses the different ways this problem can present itself, the current thinking on how to approach the problem and a wealth of exercises and activities that can immediately be applied to the student. Illustrated with clear diagrams and tables, and with photocopiable handouts. Pp. 270.

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Social Behavior Mapping

social behavior mappingSocial Behavior Mapping by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XSS Winne 2007map)

The author developed the SBM as a cognitive behavior strategy to teach individuals about the specific relationship between behaviors, other’s perspective, other’s actions (consequences), and the student’s own emotions about those around him or her. The SBM is a visual tool that displays these abstract concepts through a flow chart.  The author  has created a collection of over 50 Social Behavior Maps covering a range of topics for home, community and the classroom. Social Behavior Mapping – Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day is geared for use by parents and professionals to help those with social thinking challenges understand what behaviors are expected and unexpected in a way that makes sense to their way of thinking. Pp 108.

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Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?

inside out what makes the person withInside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick? by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XSS Winne 2000)

The book introduces Michelle’s ILAUGH model, which helps folks to see the connection between social and academic skills. This model provides a way to pinpoint specific areas of challenges that a student may face and how these impact school, work and social interaction. For ages K-adulthood grade and beyond, this also provides insight on what information we expect students to develop “naturally” to become strong learners. Pp 202.

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Socially Curious and Curiously Social

socially curious and curiously socialSocially Curious and Curiously Social by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke.

(XSS Winne 2009)

Written for teens and young adults to read themselves about how the social mind is expected to work in order to effectively relate to others at school, at work,   in the community and even at home. This book is a get real discussion about what really goes on inside the mind of people as we share space together. There are many practical strategies to help the reader figure out what type of impression they are making on others and what things they could work on to be more successful. Pp. 195

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A Politically Incorrect Look at Evidence-based Practices and Teaching Social Skills: A Literature review and discussion

politically incorrect lookA Politically Incorrect Look at Evidence-based Practices and Teaching Social Skills: A Literature review and discussion by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XSS Winne 2008)

The author argues effectively for an important and more thoughtful alternative to behaviorally-based social skill `training’ approaches, which are so limited in honoring the complexity of individuals with ASD. Pp. 128.

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Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills to students with High Functioning Autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, ADHD

thinking socialThink Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills to students with High Functioning Autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, ADHD by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XSS Winne 2005think)

A social thinking curriculum to guide therapists, educators and parents who are exploring how to introduce social thinking to their students in a more structured and thought out progression. The curriculum is meant to provide a template to guide all of our thinking but it is not meant to be a total teaching package! This book builds on the concepts the author talks about in Thinking About You, Thinking About Me. It is highly recommended that you first become familiar with them. Pp. 338.

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Strategies for Organization Preparing for Homework and the Real World

strategiesfororganizationStrategies for Organization Preparing for Homework and the Real World by Michelle Garcia Winner (Booklet plus DVD).

(XED Winne 2005)

This DVD lays out 10 steps of organization many students need to engage in to build successful study systems. Topics such as developing motivational skills and understanding time estimation are covered.  Also, this DVD introduces concepts to better understand what type of organizational problems our students have (static versus dynamic), while encouraging us to consider whether our own teaching approach is product or process oriented.  210 minutes.

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You are a Social Detective, Explaining Social Thinking to Kids

youareasocialdetectiveYou are a Social Detective, Explaining Social Thinking to Kids by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke.

(XBC Winne 2008)

The comic book teaches students how to recognize and develop social skills. The lessons also offer a variety of engaging ways to introduce the concepts of social thinking to general education teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, caregivers, special educators, grandparents, siblings, daycare workers, scout leaders, etc. Pp. 62.

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Superflex takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables

superflexSuperflex takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables by Kelly Knopp, Stehanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XBC Knopp 2009)

Superflex, the social thinking superhero, shows elementary school students how they can build up and learn thinking skills that help them break through their more rigid thoughts and behaviors. (Pp. 66).

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Superflex Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables.

Superflex Brain EaterSuperflex Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XBC Madri 2012)

Helps teach elementary school children how they can use strategies to conquer their own, not so flexible, team of unthinkables. Pp. 78.

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Superflex…a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum

Social Thinking CurricSuperflex … a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum  by Stephanie Marigal, Michelle Garcia Winner, and Kelly Knopp.

 

(XBC Madri 2008)

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Community Autism Specialists

Social Thinking® Groups at Social Champaign

Small groups of all ages from elementary school, middle school, high school, and college/young adult are learning to understand the underlying concepts beneath social skills with Social Thinking®

Does your student get stuck on one topic? Would you like to see them be more flexible? Social Thinking® is an exciting approach to help people with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, PDD-NOS, ADHD, and other related social learning challenges develop “social smarts” by becoming “Social Thinkers.” Social Thinking® uses a cognitive behavioral approach and was developed by Michelle Garcia Winner to teach the social cause and effect of “expected”and “unexpected” behaviors. Social Thinking® creatively and effectively teaches kids perspective taking, social cognition, and social communication. If interested, please contact Joan Storey Gorsuch, B.F.A., M.Ed., Social Thinking® Mentor for placement in a social group, which are formed by age and perspective taking level. Joan completed the Mentor Training program directly with Michelle Garcia Winner at her clinic in San Jose, California.

Ongoing groups for a variety of ages from first grade to young adult.

Contact: Joan Storey Gorsuch
jgorsuch@j.s.gorsuch@gmail.com 217-766-8807

Developmental Services Center

DSC serves approximately 1,200 children and adults with developmental disabilities, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, cognitive disabilities, Down syndrome, or other disabling conditions. Individuals seeking services may experience functional or environmental challenges that require extra support to live more independently.  For more information about the services DSC can offer to individuals and families with ASD you can reach them at (217) 356-9176 or visit their website http://www.dsc-illinois.org/welcome.html

One service that may be especially helpful to children with autism is the P.L.A.Y Project, a program that supports with play and language skills in children 18 months to 6 years of age.  This program is implemented in the home and no formal diagnosis is needed, just a delay in language and play skills.

Contact: Felicia at Gooler 217-359-0287

Skill Sprout In Home ABA Services

Skill Sprout’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services assist parents throughout Champaign, Illinois and surrounding areas in taking control of their child’s learning by accurately assessing areas of skill deficit, designing highly effective instruction that maximizes their child’s learning and proving a team of experts to assist in direct services in the child’s home.

Contact 1-800-773-1682 or info@skillsprout.com or www.skillsprout.com.

Young Adult Club & Teen Connect

While many autism programs and services are geared toward young children, this program is just for teenagers and young adults. Members of YAC are ages 14-22; Middle school ages for Teen Connect –  and have an autism diagnosis. We have two chapters of the club: one in the Champaign-Urbana area, and another in the Charleston-Mattoon area. Each club hosts one or more events each month that are designed to improve social, friendship, and relational skills, and to provide support to young adults who may be isolated from their peers or who have few opportunities for social interaction. If you are interested in joining YAC or Teen Connect, please contact one of the coordinators below for more information. You will also need to complete the YAC Registration Form.
C-U Contact: Cathy Testory at (217) 722-4482 or cathytestory@ctfillinois.org

April Keaton – LCSW

akeatonlcsw@gmailcom
2919 Crossing Court, Suite 13
Champaign, IL 61822
217.805.4382

Kevin Elliot Counseling

The Kevin Elliot Counseling group offers a wide variety of therapeutic services and groups to those in need, including individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  Paige Spangler and Staci Poe both have been recommended by members of the community.
http://www.kevinelliottcounseling.com

Prairie Wind Speech, Inc.

Tracy Gunderson MS, CCC-SLP
Cheryl Yepez MA, CCC-SLP
1803 Woodfield Dr. Savoy, IL
217.355-5905

Recreation: Larkin’s Place at the YMCA, Champaign Urbana Special Recreation (CUSR), Swimable, and Super Star Yoga

Programming designed to support children at all developmental level and their families.  YMCA and CUSR have a variety of recreational programming.  Simable is a group that provides adaptive swim lessons and Super Star Yoga is a monthly yoga class for children with special needs provided by Daily Bread Yoga.

YMCA: Stacie Young, MHS, OTR/L Larkin’s Place Program Director at (217) 359-9622
http://www.sf-ymca.net/larkin/

CUSR: http://www.cuspecialrecreation.com/

Swimable: http://www.swimable.org/

Superstar Yoga: Rachel at dailybreadyoga@gmail.com

Family Matters: Parent Training and Education Center

The mission of the Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center is to build upon families’ strengths, empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities.

Contact: FMPTIC serves 94 Illinois counties (outside of the Chicago area); 95% funded by the U.S. Department of Education with additional support from ARC Community Support Systems. Their Toll Free number is (866)-436-7842
http://www.fmptic.org/

Respite Program for Adopted Children

The Adoption Preservation program at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois wants to inform families with adopted children of the Respite program. The program is open to families with an actively open adoption preservation case at Lutheran Social Services. To be eligible for respite services, the family must currently be receiving therapeutic services and the family has to have obtained guardianship or adoption through the Department of Children and Family Services. Parents must identify their own respite provider. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois provides a stipend for the provider at an over-night rate. If you are interested, contact your therapist at Lutheran Social Services to discuss eligibility.

Contact: Steve Holcomb, 217-671-0300 x214  Service Coordinator

Social Thinking at Work

Social Thinking at WorkSocial Thinking at Work  by Michelle Garcia Winner.

(XAD Winner 2011)

This book helps families and professionals who support a child with ASD learn how to promote generalization of social skills to everyday experiences. Pp. 157.

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