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Students (including adults) usually respond that social thinking is only used while within a social interaction, such as hanging out with friends, playing a game, etc. It takes much discussion for students to begin to realize that social thinking is active any time you share space with others, even if you are not in direct communication. How many of us move our shopping carts out of the way of a fellow shopper walking down the same isle of a grocery store? That's social thinking.

Social Behavior Map- This is a Social Behavior Map modeled from Michelle G. Winner's program (Thinking about You, Thinking about Me) for teaching a student expected and unexpected social behaviors during instructional time (sitting at circle and at the table). Targets behaviors of hand raising, waiting to be called on, and maintaing appropriate social distance.

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