For over 40 years the James Stanfield Company has been producing award-winning programs to promote Social Competence and Transition Readiness in students with cognitive, learning and/or behavioral disabilities. Its President, Dr. James Stanfield, is a nationally recognized authority in Special Education and Instructional Design. He’s been a classroom teacher, directed federally funded research programs and was a Professor of Special Education before starting his own organization. In other words, unlike the vast majority of other educational publishers, Dr. Stanfield has been there. He knows how children learn and what teachers need to teach them.
Many teachers currently using Circles Social Boundaries: Intimacy & Relationships have requested a second step follow-up program that would illustrate the application of the Circles™ Rules of Social Intimacy in more complex social settings. This is it. Level 2 is a perfect second step program for students with moderate to mild cognitive challenges and can be used as a stand-alone introduction for higher functioning students. Because it uses a reality-show format, Circles Level 2 is ideal for illustrating more subtle applications of the Circles Rules of Social Distance. All segments of this program use the Circle Paradigm, but with greater attention to its more subtle application, within the context of establishing relationships, developing discretion and recognizing change.