Social Thinking Conferences
Parenting with Social Thinking Strategies in the Car, Community and Home without Combustion
Sunday, June 24, 2012 1:00 PM
This presentation is directed to parents and professionals and will focus on the primary concepts and vocabulary underlying social thinking. A very brief overview of the underpinnings/theory will be presented, (ILAUGH, 4 Steps of Perspective Taking, and 4 Steps of Communication). The bulk of the session will address strategies for using social thinking vocabulary in all of the environments where parents, professionals and children/young adults find themselves. Strategies for using concepts/vocabulary with younger children through young adults will be presented. Strategies to support younger children's understanding of key concepts such as expected/unexpected behaviors, the idea that eyes convey meaning and provide us with information, and the notion that looking = thinking are covered. Next, strategies to support children's understanding of the detective work needed to develop increased social cognition are addressed. Key strategies covering concepts such as making smart guesses, developing thinking of others rather then being ‘Just Me’, increasing flexibility, and recognizing the size of problems are addressed. Finally, strategies to support concepts for older students such as the social fake, boring moment, and brain filters are tackled. The presentation culminates with the idea that we all make social blunders sometimes, but it is what we learn from them that counts.
- To begin to understand the basic principles underlying the social thinking model.
- To understand how key social thinking concepts relate to the vocabulary used, in order to support social thinking.
- To take away strategies to use immediately to support students/children's social thinking abilities.