The Incredible Flexible You Building Blocks Poster
The Building Blocks of Social Development poster was created as a visual learning tool to supplement understanding of the concepts included in our early learner Social Thinking curriculum The Incredible Flexible You™. It shows the building blocks of social development in younger children and the connection to Social Thinking.
Each block represents a fundamental capacity that is part of the foundation of social learning for all early learners. Each layer represents capacities that are interrelated and interdependent as well as emerging in a similar developmental time frame. One synergistic layer builds upon the next resulting in a fully functional and flexible, kindergarten-ready child, armed with the social problem-solving skills needed to play with others and learn in a group.
Social Thinking is the connection that pulls all of these blocks together for children with social learning challenges. It becomes the supportive framework that gives students the concepts, language, and social learning experiences they need to optimize their development.
As the child progresses in elementary school, the social learning achieved throughout this pyramid supports academic success in reading comprehension, written language, participation in lab work in science, listening, and speaking.
The poster is an excellent tool during IEP/treatment meetings and staff discussions to guide a deeper understanding of the social learning process in young children.
The Incredible Flexible You™ is a dynamic, developmental Social Thinking social–emotional learning curriculum for ages 4–7. It combines colorful storybooks, detailed lesson guides, parent engagement, and a music CD to teach children with and without social challenges to improve their social–emotional problem-solving skills, enabling them to become better social thinkers.
Dimensions: 18" width x 24" length (457.20 mm x 609.60 mm)
Authors: Michelle Garcia Winner