Social Spies is a group program based on the well-established Social Thinking® curriculum developed by world-renowned expert Michelle Garcier-Winner and is geared toward children aged between 8 and 12 who have social learning challenges with or without a specific diagnosis (i.e. Asperger’s, High-Funtioning Autism, ADD/ADHD etc).
Signs of Social Learning Challenges
Social thinking is what we do when we interact with people – we think about them. How we think about people affects how we behave, how others respond to us, and our own emotions.
Social Spies brings together children of similar ages and abilities for weekly therapy sessions (or our social spies boot camp which runs the two weeks prior to the beginning of the school year). During sessions, children are taught social thinking skills ranging from:
The goal of Social Spies is to improve a child’s social thinking by improving their self-awareness. Only as an individual gains awareness of their own thoughts, emotions, and intentions can they become increasingly aware of the thoughts, emotions, intentions, and actions of others.