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Use Social Thinking curriculum to give additional support and systematic programming to all students at our school (pre-k thru 5th grade) who show a need for behaviorial/social intervention based on their individual classroom behavior data, ability to self-regulate during unstructured activities (ex. lunch or PE), ability to work independently during small group classroom work activities/projects and/or office referral data.

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Social Thinking for School Success

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School:
Forest Lakes Elementary School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Suzanne Bradford 
 
Stacey Rutledge 
Students Impacted:
65 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
December 4, 2016

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Only $639.87 Needed

 

 

Goal

Use Social Thinking curriculum to give additional support and systematic programming to all students at our school (pre-k thru 5th grade) who show a need for behaviorial/social intervention based on their individual classroom behavior data, ability to self-regulate during unstructured activities (ex. lunch or PE), ability to work independently during small group classroom work activities/projects and/or office referral data.  

 

What will be done with my students

The behavior specialist and guidance councelor will use the Social Thinking curriculum with students needing Tier 2 or Tier 3 interventions for social/behavioral deficits. The Social Thinking curriculum used will be based on each student's grade level, development level, and social/behavioral deficit/s. Targeted students will participate in weekly small group Social Thinking instruction during their grade level's intervention time period. Since this will be a Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention, progress monitoring will be ongoing for each student participating in the program. 

 

Benefits to my students

By participating in the Social Thinking curriculum, the targeted students will improve their social/behaviorial functioning. The students participating in the Social Thinking intervention groups will:
Learn to recognize that they and others have different perceptions and abilities to process social information
Learn to navigate their social thinking, social interaction and social communication in order to decrease problem behaviors and increase their ability to become effective members during classroom small group work activities/projects
Learn to better adapt and respond to the people and situations around them

In addition to strengthening social/behavioral functioning, the Social Thinking curriculum will strengthen the students' academic skills since the social mind is critical for making sense of so much of the information taught through our Common Core and state standards. Many of the standards encourage students to consider another person's point of view, infer or predict actions, or summarize plots, all of which are rooted in processing that occurs in the social mind.
 

 

Describe the Students

The targeted students show a need for tier 2 or tier 3 support due to social/behavioral deficits. Currently there are 45 general education students (k-5) who could benefit from participating in the Social Thinking curriculum. Some of these students have been diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder), sensory disorders, anxiety disorders or Asperger's. Some are language impaired. Many have no diagnosis. 20 students are serviced in our self-contained ASD (autism spectrum disorder) units (Pre-K-5) and have high functioning autism.  

 

Budget Narrative

All budget materials will be purchased from SocialThinking.com and will supplement the social thinking materials we received last year. Our RTI (response to intervention) team chose the Social Thinking curriculum/materials for our Tier 2 and Tier 3 social/behavioral intervention groups because of its ability to meet the various needs and developmental levels of the students at our school. Using one curriculum source for our social/behavioral interventions will give our students and staff a common language and will give our school the ability to build capacity among our staff since the curriculum can be implemented year after year with no additional cost to our school.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 We Thinkers! Vol. 2 Social Problem Solvers Deluxe Package $154.99
2 You are a Social Detective! $22.00
3 Squishy Foam Flexible Thinking Brains (12) $48.00
4 Four Posters for the Classroom & Treatment Room $40.00
5 Size of My Problem Poster $13.00
6 Whole Body Listening Larry at School! $19.99
7 Whole Body Listening Poster (2) $18.00
8 What if I: calming worry to survive and thrive at school $13.95
9 Pro-Social Language: A Way to Think about Behavior $29.95
10 Superflex: My Hero Inside Music CD $15.00
11 Superflex: Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex to Outsmart $36.99
12 Superflex Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables $26.00
13 Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables $24.00
14 Superflex Takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables $25.00
15 Superflex Posters (2 sets) $35.00
16 Superflex's Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan Poster (2) $18.00
17 Superflex Superdecks & Double Deck Bundle $55.00
18 Shipping and Handling $45.00
  Total: $639.87

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Only $639.87 Needed

 

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