Join The Moore Center’s New “Social Thinking” Program
The process of navigating social situations comes naturally to many of us, but it can be very difficult for some. Social Thinking® – a social skills curriculum created by Michelle Garcia Winner – is the process of teaching the nuances of social relationships, including understanding that how we act influences how people choose to view and treat us.
The Moore Center now has two Master’s level staff, Barbara Didona and Donna Raiche, who are receiving ongoing, targeted training in Social Thinking, in addition to their countless years of experience in the human services field. Barbara and Donna lead small, focused, 10-week groups to help individuals understand the concepts of social interaction.
How to Get Involved
New groups are starting now and run for 10 weeks. Please contact either of these contacts with any questions or to register:
If your family member struggles with social skills that affect their ability to secure and maintain employment or have positive social interactions, this small-group forum may be a perfect fit! Your cost for this program may covered by Medicaid for those approved for services through an Area Agency (talk with your case manager), and it’s also available on a private-pay basis.
Session Topics Include:
- Why is Social Thinking important?
- What does body language tell us? How do we decide how and when to approach someone?
- What are expected and unexpected social behaviors at work? What about those unwritten rules that everyone else seems to know about?
- How do we use flexible thinking®? Specifically, how can it help in response to a change in routine?
- How do we evaluate if a problem is a big problem or a little problem?
- How do we enter a room and assess what the social expectations are?
Please Note: this group is not currently being offered to individual who exhibit high-risk behaviors (problematic sexual behavior, violence towards self/others, fire setting, etc.). Please contact us with any questions regarding possible high-risk concerns.
For more information visit the Social Thinking website.