Social Thinking Conferences
Connecting with Parents: Social Thinking Outside of the Therapy Room for Preschool & Elementary Students
Friday, June 22, 2012 3:00 PM
Social Thinking doesn’t just happen at school or in a therapy room. Students are required to use Social Thinking throughout their day at home and in the community. However, it can be hard for parents to support their child’s social cognitive skills while managing their parenting responsibilities, the schedule of activities, and even siblings. Helping parents connect Social Thinking concepts to the home day in order to support students as they share space throughout their day is critical. This presentation will offer strategies to help involve parents in Social Thinking through a parent group model. While discussing the curriculum of the parent groups, parents and professionals will learn strategies for parents “to bring home” within several core social cognitive concepts. The groups also focus on helping parents understand how Social Thinking applies to their own day so that they can connect to the concepts and better support their children’s social development.
- Participants will learn the components of creating a Social Thinking parent group.
- Participants will list 5 strategies for parents to use to support Social Thinking at home.
- Participants will identify 3 ideas for homework activities for parents to explore Social Thinking.