Social Thinking Film Festival

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Social Thinking® Film Festival

Limited Engagement: July 10 – July 27, 2017
for film critics Ages 14-21 (as of September 2017)
Time Table
Monday 12:30-3:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
12:30-2:00 p.m.

The Social Thinking® Film Festival debuts this summer at Good Talking People, LLC. Participants will explore social thinking concepts based on the work of Michelle Garcia Winner through the magic of the movies. This therapeutic program will help our active viewers explore and dissect social relationships, thoughts, and feelings in a dynamic interaction. The ability to freeze frames of the movies will provide a unique opportunity to build social thinking, perspective taking and narrative language skills.

Participants Will:

  1. Identify contextual and fundamental “thinking with your eyes” information.
  2. Discern feeling states.
  3. Expand emotional vocabulary.
  4. Understand and track multiple perspectives.
  5. Interpret tone, indirectness, facial, nonverbal, and gestural information.
  6. Experience empathy with characters.

Each week, our film critics will watch a different movies. Movie selection will be determined based on the social cognitive level of the group prior to opening day.

In order to place group members appropriately, all interested participants must be seen for a social skills consult with the director, Arlene Rubin, M.A., CCC-SLP.

Social Skills Consult : $80.00           Tuition: $1595.00 (total of 28 hours)

A deposit of $550.00, which includes a $50 non-refundable processing fee, is expected at the time of registration. Payment in full is expected by June 10, 2017. We reserve the right to make any necessary changes to the schedule or to cancel the programs. If GTP should need to cancel the program of if any appropriate placement cannot be made, GTP will fully refund you deposit and.or tuition.

This program, including its teacher or leader, is not affiliated with, nor has it been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by Michelle Garcia Winner and Think Social Publishing, Inc. For additional information about MGW’s Social Thinking, please visit her website at