Through Stanbridge Academy's Social Learning Program, students learn the thinking strategies required to foster social skill development. The speech-language pathologist and school counselors use a variety of resources, including concepts and vocabulary from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking methodology. Social learning concepts teach students to become better social observers and help deepen their understanding of their own and others’ thoughts and emotions. With a wide range of ages at Stanbridge, social learning topics and concepts vary depending on groups. These skills allow them to relate and connect to others as well as navigate the social world around them.