Social Thinking Clinics
Social Thinking Clinics
Social Thinking Clinical Services
The Social Thinking Clinics, founded by Michelle Garcia Winner, are dedicated to developing and practicing innovative treatment approaches for assisting individuals with social learning disabilities, including students and adults with high-functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome, nonverbal learning disability and related diagnosed and undiagnosed social-communicative difficulties.
More on the Social Thinking Clinics
The Social Thinking Clinics are teaching clinics. As a result, the therapy groups may be observed by professionals selected from around the country and the world to study Social Thinking and at times participate in treatment sessions. Confidential information about your child will not be shared with them beyond what the professional who may be interning with us needs to know to plan an effective lesson. At all times when a professional works at our clinic they will be accompanied by the group's lead clinician and all planning will be implemented only after it is approved by the lead clinician. All clients applying for services from the Social Thinking Clinic must understand and agree to the training component at the clinic. The preference is given to the older child and our therapists also treat adults, as there are few services available for these individuals.
Social Thinking Clinic Locations:
Social Thinking Boston (STB)
142 North Road, Suite SS
Subdbury, Massachusetts 01776
If you are interested in applying for services, please read the About the Clinics page in the left menu and the documents below.
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About the San Jose Clinics
Michelle Garcia Winner's response: Twelve years ago I started providing private clinical services for people with social learning challenges in Silicon Valley. My original clinic, Michelle Garcia Winner’s Center for Social Thinking, grew in size and became a training ground for talented clinicians who delivered top notch services related to my core teachings. In 1999 these concepts were in their infancy and my therapy and travel load was manageable. As Social Thinking became internationally known, I became swallowed by an intense travel schedule, book publishing responsibilities and my own clients’ needs, and realized that something needed to change. In 2008, with the help of Pamela Crooke, we launched a non-profit dedicated to the core principles of Social Thinking - Teach Social Silicon Valley (TSSV). I donated much of my original clinic to TSSV and then helped to financially support this group as they established themselves.
About the Boston Clinic
Social Thinking Boston, run by Nancy Clements, MA CCC-SLP, opened in late 2012 as a fully endorsed clinic licensed by Social Thinking. Nancy is a member of the Social Thinking Training and Speakers Collaborative and was former Program Manager of the Social Thinking and Communications Services program at the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Vermont, where she developed a comprehensive Social Thinking program which served over 60 children weekly.
Books and Other Social Thinking Offerings
Books and other tools offer Social Thinking strategies and teaching methods for use at home and school -- and are a large part of the success of this treatment approach. This website will post new Social Thinking books, confernces and the latest thoughts on therapy through Michelle's blog. Please sign up for Michelle's newsletter to get our updates developments.
The Social Thinking Facebook page is also an active venue to exchange ideas on Asperger's, high-functioning autism, ADHD social-cognitive issues and more. Social Thinking is also on Twitter which alerts you to new posts.