Succeed Healthcare Solutions has adapted and condensed the key concepts from the Social Thinking Methodology and Zones of Regulation programs, and changed them to more closely resemble the styles of social emotional skills intervention that have been found to be effective in the research, based on clinical experience. Our program includes a parent education component as well as setting specific homework tasks between sessions to assist with the generalisation of skills into everyday life. The program suits primary school aged children and is held over 8 x 90 minute sessions, with 60 minute child sessions and 30 minute parent education sessions. For further information see Social Thinking Methodology.
Social Thinking teaches:
- Becoming a flexible thinker
- Understanding social rules
- Understanding a big problem vs small problem (and size of reaction)
- Learning to change unhelpful behaviours.
Zones of Regulation teaches:
- Identify feelings
- Understand how behaviour can impact others
- Build strategies to manage feelings appropriately.
1. Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings; Social Detective (Social Smarts), Thinking with Your Eyes, Ears and Brain; The Group Plan; Keeping Your Body, Eyes, Ears, and Brain in the Group; Whole Body Listening; Tolerating the Boring Moment.
2. Hidden Rules and Expected and Unexpected Behaviours; Our Behaviour Impacts the Feelings of Those Around Us; Smart Guess; Reading People's Emotions and Plans; Flexible Thinking; Size of the Problem; Sharing An Imagination
3. Superflex, Unthinkables; Triggers for Unthinkables
4. Thinkables; Power Plan; Inner coach vs Inner Critic; Sharing an Imagination; World Wonder versus Social Wonder
5. Zones of Regulation; Triggers for Zones; Zones Graph; Zones Tracker; Zones Tools (Sensory, Calming, Thinking Tools)
6. Friend Files (storing information about others and ourselves); Three Parts of an Activity/Hanging Out; Comfortable Thoughts vs UncomfortableThoughts
7. Ways to Start a Conversation; Maintaining a Topic; Social Curiosity (Asking Questions); Follow up Questions; Supporting Comments; Add-a-Thought, The Conversation Tree.
8. Unexpected Interruption vs Acceptable Interruption; Start Short and Add On; Unexpected Topic Change; Review.
At Succeed Healthcare Solutions, some of the Social Thinking vocabulary and principles are modified where possible to reflect the principles of Mindfulness (ie. using non-judgemental language to describe thoughts and feelings) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ie. people' s thoughts are not dependent on the situation - they can choose to change them, which then changes their feelings and behaviour). Children are also taught that whilst it is important to respect the comfort of others, sometimes people need to stand up for what is right in the face of expected conformity.
*Private hourly individual rate is $195. NDIS hourly individual rate is $193.99. Cost for the group Program of Support will average about $170 per hour including a complete customer experience tailored to your young persons' needs (break down of fee schedule to be provided upon enquiry).