One of the perks of being on the Social Thinking review team is that I get my hands the newest social thinking materials quickly. If you’re new to the Superflex line of materials you can start back here at a review of the Superflex Social Curriculum.
This description is provided by the Social Thinking team:
In this newest comic, children become familiar with several ways to squash the powers of two, related Unthinkable characters: One-Sided Sid, who gets people to talk only about themselves, and his sidekick sister Un-Wonderer, who likes to keep people from thinking about others. This clever duo tries to get students to do or say things that show they’re only thinking about themselves and not others.
Students learn helpful strategies to regulate their own behaviors when Sid and his sister invade their thinking:
- Social wonders versus world wonders
- People files
- The Boredom Alert
- Noticing interested/not interested clues in others
- Interest-O-Meter strategy
- Add-a-Thought strategy
- Ask-a-Question strategy
- Question Word Bank: who, what, where, when, why, and how?
One of my favorite things about the new comic book is the illustration of strategies. In therapy, I often use analogies like ‘filing cabinets’ but our literal thinkers have trouble understanding the meaning. One of the strategies in the new comic book focuses on thinking about what we know about those people and accessing our ‘file’ on them when we’re interacting with them.
I think you’ll find the book full of useful tips to continue to grow your use of Superflex in your speech room or classroom.
The new book retails for $25 and is available on the Social Thinking website. Social Thinking provided me with a copy of this book for review, no other compensation was provided.
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