In conjunction with the Zones of Regulation curriculum, Kegonsa also promotes Social Thinking concepts within universal social and emotional instruction. Social thinking is the process by which we interpret the thoughts, beliefs, intentions, emotions, knowledge and actions of another person along with the context of the situation to understand that person’s experience. The goals within Social Thinking include sharing space effectively with others, learning to work as part of a team, and developing relationships of all kinds: with family, friends, classmates, teachers and more.
Social Thinking concepts and goals are interwoven within many Zones of Regulation lessons, and thus are taught school-wide through the school counselor and classroom teachers. Some classrooms or grade levels will also be provided extensions within the concepts as needed through other Social Thinking lessons (Whole Body Listening, Superflex, Social Behavior Mapping, We Thinkers, etc.).