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Social Thinking® Boston

Social Thinking® Boston, founded by Nancy Clements, is a fully endorsed and licensed clinic through Michelle Garcia Winner and Social Thinking, Inc. The clinic is dedicated to developing and practicing innovative treatment approaches and assisting individuals with social learning challenges. Our program provides dynamic and integrated instruction using the core principals of social thinking. Learn more about social thinking.

What you will receive from our program

Our sessions will provide opportunities for our clients to explore concepts and develop tools to address various areas of Social Thinking. Some of those areas are:

  • Perspective taking
  • Personal problem solving
  • Organizational skills
  • Emotional regulation
  • Social communication skills for use in the school, home, and community
  • Explore cutting edge approaches to enhance the development of social skills both in the classroom and in social settings.
  • Sessions are individualized to the participant’s needs and creatively taught using the Social Thinking concepts developed by Michelle Garcia Winner.
  • Students learn social thinking and related skills in a small group or individual therapy environment that is supportive and thought provoking.
  • Each weekly session is usually 60 minutes.
  • Strong parent component for school age students. The parents receive a 10 minute “parent talk” time at the end of each session (run by the professional working with their child). This is time when parents learn about the skills and strategies taught to their son or daughter and provide ideas on how this information can be carried over at home, school and in the community.

We provide Social Thinking group treatment for students who are a good match for one another. We DO NOT group people simply by a diagnostic label or by the time slot they are available to come to our clinic. Instead, we thoroughly review all the information we have available to determine if and when we have a match for a group. We prefer to meet children first or at least talk to them over the phone before determining what type of session is best (group or individual). If you have previous treatment or diagnostic reports available, please attach a copy as well as a written letter describing your child’s social needs. This will help us better understand why you are seeking treatment. We work hard to develop and provide appropriate group and individualized treatment to foster social learning and emotional regulation. Regular attendance for individual or group sessions is key. We develop goals and objectives and provide a progress update on a regular basis (quarterly).