Social Thinking Conferences
Social Thinking as an Integral Part of an Elementary School Social Skills Curriculum
Glover, Liguori & Jordan
Friday, June 22, 2012 1:00 PM
DescriptionFinally, after many years of struggling to find an effective and comprehensive social skills curriculum for our elementary school students we have achieved a solution: integrate the key components of the best available materials and create it ourselves! In our presentation we will share how West Broad St School has applied Marvin Marshallʼs positive behavior materials to create a framework for our students called Its Up To Me! that teaches children that they are responsible for managing their own behavior. At the same time, Michelle Garcia Winnerʼs Social Thinking Program was being used in small groups for students on the Autism Spectrum. Once we discovered the success that these children were having, we decided to embark on a school wide Social Thinking Program.
We will describe how classroom activities derived from Social Thinking and Superflex and the Unthinkables provide students with the tools they need to achieve the goal of becoming personally responsible for their behavior. Finally, we will illustrate how students demonstrate and reinforce these skills by creating their own comics and characters and sharing them with their families.
- Participants will learn about a unique and enjoyable way to integrate social thinking within the regular classroom setting in grades K-4.
- Participants will learn how to combine Marvin Marshallʼs positive behavioral support program with Michelle Garcia Winnerʼs Social Thinking Programs.
- Participants will learn the how to developed a social-emotional curriculum for students in grades K-4 and how this information can be shared with parents.