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May 2 - 5, 2017

Brooklyn conference
Catherine, Parent
Examples were interspersed throughout. Fantastic and clearly applicable in home and school.
Heather, Special Education Teacher
Wonderful information delivered with humor and humility. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Amy, SLP
Excellent conference! Great assessment techniques and treatment strategies.
Catherine, Parent
Examples were interspersed throughout. Fantastic and clearly applicable in home and school.

In New York City, use the Social Thinking Informal Dynamic Assessment to delve into a person's strengths and weaknesses and emerge with strategies tailored to the individual. Learn over 20 unique Social Thinking concepts and vocabulary for teaching self-regulation, executive functioning, emotional understanding and theory of mind/perspective taking. Explore how to enrich your play and story-time for early learners to improve their social understanding and how to use Social Thinking vocabulary to explore their thoughts and feelings and improve their perspective taking. Finally, learn how to tailor your teaching based on a child’s performance on the Group Play & Problem Solving Scale.

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We are proud to be one of the only companies in education that feeds both your mind and body. Each day of the conference, enjoy a delicious full lunch complete with bottomless coffee and tea - on the house! Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. For additional dietary allergies or restrictions, please plan accordingly.

We also want to make sure you are getting the best deal possible for your budget and are happy to provide you with Early Bird and Team Discount Rates.

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  • Conference Location

  • Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
  • 29 Jay Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Hotel Location

  • No hotel for this conference in
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • General Schedule

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Sign in, get name badge & folder 
    8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Conference 
    12:00 pm – 12:50 pm: Lunch Provided 
    12:50 pm – 3:45 pm: Conference

Unfortunately, Social Thinking does not have a discounted hotel rate to offer - no hotel is associated with this conference.

Tuesday May 2

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Teaching Social Thinking to Early Learners through Stories and Play-Based Activities( ages 4 - 7 )

Connecting the dots: guide children’s early social learning and play experiences to strengthen social thinking and classroom learning. Using video examples and multi-sensory lessons, we provide helpful strategies and Social Thinking Vocabulary to teach children core concepts such as thinking thoughts and feeling feelings, thinking with their eyes, learning about the group plan, developing self-awareness about their body in the group, and how they use their whole body to listen! Engaging activities help kids learn in a group through social exploration and play. This course seeks to encourage the fidelity in how parents and professionals understand and implement our award-winning curriculum, storybooks, and music collection: We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers. The vocabulary and strategies are adaptable for use with other activities and age-appropriate literature. (Note: Series formerly named The Incredible Flexible You!).

Course Content Disclosure: While this course includes information on other products (books/lessons) and the research/work of other authors, it primarily focuses on the content included in the We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers curriculum guide and storybooks for the purpose of teaching this information with fidelity.

  • Description
  • What You Will Learn
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  • CEU

This course introduces professionals and parents to the many important facets of development that underlie social learning in preschool- and early elementary-aged children.  What looks like pure fun to us has important social consequences for the developing mind. The ability to participate in collaborative pretend play and learn as part of a group depends upon having a flexible brain, competent language ability, self-regulation, and solid social-emotional development as well as the executive function skills to multi-task the use of all of the above! The Common Core Standards highlight the importance of “listening and collaboration” in the classroom, which are hallmarks of developmental learning in preschool and during the early elementary years. This course is designed to give participants knowledge of the key researched components of social cognitive development from birth to five years of age as they connect to the core concepts taught through our curriculum. Social-emotional growth, executive functioning/self-regulation, and their interactive impact on socio-communicative abilities will also be explored from a research perspective. This course will focus on how to put the research and best practices of teaching social information into action.  We will introduce five Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts that have been adapted for children ages 4-7:  Thoughts and Feelings, The Group Plan, Thinking with Your Eyes, Body in the Group, and Whole Body Listening.  We will explore methods to teach these concepts through storybooks, music, structured activities, and play.  We will also look at different strategies for service delivery in a variety of settings. Strategies for home and school are designed for young children with average to strong language and learning abilities.
 
*Due to the mass confusion caused by use of the word "flexible" in the names of many of our products, The Incredible Flexible You series name has changed to We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers. No content has been changed in Volume 1; only the name has changed. Volume 2 is named We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the difference between a skills-based approach and a social cognitive-based approach.
  2. Identify at least three key milestones that underlie the development of social cognitive skills from birth to five years of age.
  3. Explain why a preschool- or early elementary-aged child with a social cognitive learning challenge may have trouble with learning as part of a group.
  4. Identify ways to structure learning experiences in preschool and early elementary settings.
  5. Describe ways to teach at least three Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts to students ages 4-7.
     
7:30-8:30 Sign in and use "expected" social behavior to chat and find a seat. Conference begins at 8:30.
8:30-10:00 Explore the difference between a skills-based approach and a social cognitive-based approach in teaching social to young learners. Introduce the key components of social cognitive development from birth to five years of age.
10:00-10:10 Break
10:10-12:00 Best practices for teaching Social Thinking to early learners using the Social Thinking Vocabulary. Introduce the concepts: Thoughts and Feelings, The Group Plan, Thinking with Your Eyes. Practical strategies to teach these concepts through storybooks, music, structured activities, and play.
12:00-12:50 Break for Lunch
12:50-2:00 Social Thinking Vocabulary: Body in the Group, Whole Body Listening. Practical strategies to teach these concepts through storybooks, music, structured activities, and play.
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:45
Explore frequently asked questions about implementing the Social Thinking Methodology for early learners. Bringing it all together: using Social Thinking Vocabulary as means of giving effective feedback.

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost! Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.

We offer continuing education units/credits/clock hours through:

  • ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • CES: Commonwealth Educational Seminars
  • NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
  • And more!

See Continuing Education Information at the bottom of this page for the complete listing of our partner programs.

Wednesday May 3

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What Does Play Have to Do with Classroom Learning? Exploring Social Executive Functioning and Social Emotional Learning for Early Learners( ages 4 - 7 )

Learn strategies to promote executive functioning in play, the classroom, and group collaboration! Practical, fun, and innovative strategies help kids understand group and play dynamics as well as improve how they work, play, and learn in groups.  To accomplish this, we delve deeply into teaching these concepts: understanding social expectations, flexible versus stuck thinking, identifying the size of the problem, making smart guesses, and sharing an imagination. We will also delve into our new assessment and treatment*-planning tool to assist with encouraging individualized group play and learning, called the Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving Scale (GPS), which is paired with a checklist and differentiated play activities.  The goal of this course is to offer cutting edge information and teach attendees how to use We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers with fidelity. We Thinkers! Volume 2 is the second set in a two-volume series formerly called The Incredible Flexible You!. The information presented in this course builds on the five core Social Thinking concepts presented in our precursory course, “Teaching Social Thinking to Early Learners through Stories and Play-Based Activities.”

Course Content Disclosure: While this course includes information on other products (books/lessons) and the research/work of other authors, it primarily focuses on the content included in the We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers curriculum guide, storybooks, and the Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving (GPS) assessment and treatment guide for the purpose of teaching this information with fidelity.

  • Description
  • What You Will Learn
  • Schedule
  • CEU

Social executive functioning is at the heart of successful play, social interaction, and learning as part of a group. In this course, we’ll teach how to move from the five basic Social Thinking lessons in We Thinkers! Volume 1 (formerly named The Incredible Flexible You!) to the more complex lessons presented in Volume 2. Attendees will engage in group-learning activities that align with the research and learn strategies to use in their classroom, clinic, or home the very next day! Explore concepts such as: the role of play and working as part of a group in the development of self-regulation, social problem solving, and executive functioning. We will also look at why a child who has difficulty with social attention will have trouble with sharing an imagination and interacting/playing with peers. We delve into teaching kids to become better social observers, and tips for deciphering the “hidden rules” and social expectations of a situation. From there we move to teaching strategies around the concepts of Flexible versus Stuck Thinking, recognizing the Size of the Problem, making Smart Guesses, and Sharing an Imagination. Learn to use our newest tool, Social Thinking’s Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving Scale (GPS) to understand the five different levels of play and how they relate to classroom participation and academic standards! Understand how this play scale interfaces with and expands upon other known scales such as the Westby Play Scale (2000), a gold standard in the literature of play assessment. Learn how the lessons and activities in the We Thinkers! curriculum are adapted for each level of the Social Thinking GPS, and how the information can be used in Pre-K-2 mainstream classrooms as part of social emotional learning (SEL), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Response to Intervention (RTI) programs. Our goal is to teach how to use We Thinkers! Volume 2 and related treatment ideas with fidelity. The information presented on this day builds on the five core Social Thinking concepts presented in our precursory course, “Teaching Social Thinking to Early Learners through Stories and Play-Based Activities.”
 
*Treatment refers to conceptual and strategy-based frameworks for building understanding and use of social skills and social thinking.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe two strategies for helping individuals learn to be more flexible thinkers.
  2. Describe two strategies to help individuals learn how problem solving involves self-regulation.
  3. Design a lesson to promote a child’s development of shared, collaborative, imaginative play (SCIP). 
  4. Describe two aspects of each of the five levels of play as explained through Social Thinking’s Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving Scale (GPS). 
  5. Define two different strategies to provide differentiated instruction to students who have different interactive play abilities.
  6. Explain how to teach students how to read the “hidden rules” to figure out what behaviors are expected in a specific situation. 


7:30-8:30 Sign in and use "expected" social behavior to chat and find a seat. Conference begins at 8:30.
8:30-10:30 Explore Shared Collaborative Imaginative Play (SCIP): how it develops, the relation to social executive function, the connection to academics and classroom learning, and why it can be so difficult for an individual with a social learning challenge.
10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:00 Introduce the Social Thinking Group Collaboration, Play and Social Problem Solving Scale (GPS).
12:00-12:50 Break for Lunch
12:50-2:10 Detail the tenets of teaching and related strategies embedded in the five units of We Thinkers! Volume 2: Expected and Unexpected Behavior, Smart Guess, Flexible and Stuck Thinking.
2:10-2:25 Break
2:25-3:45
Continue to explore practical strategies for teaching We Thinkers! Volume 2: Size of the Problem, Sharing an Imagination.

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost! Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.

We offer continuing education units/credits/clock hours through:

  • ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • CES: Commonwealth Educational Seminars
  • NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
  • And more!

See Continuing Education Information at the bottom of this page for the complete listing of our partner programs.

Thursday May 4

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The Social Thinking Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies ( ages 5 - young adult )

Delve into the inner mind of a person with social learning challenges. Our Informal Dynamic Assessment is designed to uncover why an individual may struggle to work in a group or interpret information. Use the results to tailor treatment* plans and track progress. Through video clips and discussion learn central concepts for running effective Social Thinking treatment groups and lessons to use at home. Finally, explore three core Social Thinking strategies to use immediately: Social Behavior Mapping, The Friendship Pyramid, and The Spirals of Social Anxiety.
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  • What You Will Learn
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We launch the day exploring three practical frameworks and teaching strategies. First, Social Behavior Mapping (SBM) is a visual framework that teaches how to better understand the social expectations in a given situation. SBM then guides us to strategies specific to an individual’s needs as they discover what’s “expected" or “unexpected" in a social situation and how their behavior impacts the feelings of others.  How others feels about us impacts how they treat us in that situation and ultimately affects our own feelings!  Social Behavior Mapping has been widely adopted for use with all ages.  This core Social Thinking tool reflects our Cognitive Behavioral teaching style. Next, we explain through a visual framework the journey between learning to be friendly and maintaining successful friendships through our Peer-a-mid of Friendships.  We will delve into what it means to be a friend, distinguishing between 1) "being friendly," 2) developing a friendship, and 3) having a "bonded friend." We will also discuss how conversational skills are only one component to keeping friends - as "hanging out" actually means we share space without necessarily talking! For individuals with strong social self-awareness but nuanced social learning challenges, social anxiety commonly emerges as another factor to be considered in treatment. The visual tools named the Spiral of Social Success and the Spiral of Social Failure guide how we teach social competencies while also teaching how to manage social anxiety.We will also offer some basic concepts and ideas for running Social Thinking groups.  Our treatment goals are to help make the abstractions of the social world more easily interpreted through our concrete explanations! We round out the day by demonstrating to parents and professionals how to better understand the inner minds of individuals with social learning challenges when our standardized testing falls short. We introduce the Informal Dynamic Social Thinking  (IDST) Assessment, a tool described in Michelle's book, Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME, 2nd Edition. IDST assessment tasks are useful as part of the initial or three-year testing process – and can also be used by any parent or professional to better understand how an individual processes and responds to social information. The IDST is invaluable in learning more about the way individuals think, and how their social thinking challenges affect their social and academic learning. This, in turn, illuminates why they need direct teaching of social concepts and arms us with relevant knowledge to determine specific treatment strategies that are best aligned with their needs. Video footage of the informal assessment will demonstrate ways in which all of us (diagnosticians, parents, paraprofessionals, treatment clinicians, etc.) can work more effectively with our students. Parents and professionals give high praise for the highly practical nature of this workshop. *Treatment refers to conceptual and strategy-based frameworks for building understanding and use of social skills and social thinking.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how to assess "thinking with your eyes" and how this is different from identifying the direction of eye gaze.
  2. Describe the core components of the "Double Interview" and explain how it helps assess perspective taking.
  3. Describe the social-emotional chain reaction through the four columns of the Social Behavior Map.
  4. Define at least three of five different stages of the friendship pyramid and one example of how to teach “approachability”.
  5. Explain how the “excuse bucket” impacts an individual’s ability to teach their brain new concepts and skills.

7:30-8:30 Sign in and use "expected" social skills to chat and find a seat. Conference begins at 8:30.
8:30-10:00 Explore the Cascade of Social Thinking to better understand how our social attention triggers social responsiveness.  Introduce our Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment tasks.
10:00-10:10 Break
10:10-12:00 Use of video to demonstrate the four Informal Dynamic Social Thinking Assessment tasks and reviewing their impact on treatment planning.
12:00-12:50 Break for Lunch
12:50-2:15 Explore key factors to consider when developing Social Behavior Mapping.  The audience will create a social behavior map specific to their situation.  Review the Friendship Peer-a-Mid and discuss how to use it with students of different ages.
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:45
Explore how social competencies are part of the Social Anxiety treatment process. Introduce the Spirals of Anxiety as a treatment tool. Learn about running Social Thinking groups.

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost! Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.

We offer continuing education units/credits/clock hours through:

  • ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • CES: Commonwealth Educational Seminars
  • NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
  • And more!

See Continuing Education Information at the bottom of this page for the complete listing of our partner programs.

Friday May 5

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Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity( ages 5 - young adult )

Learn over 20 unique Social Thinking concepts and vocabulary! Help individuals advance their ability to understand the social context and tailor their behaviors accordingly. Help others improve their social observational skills, how they work in a group, share an imagination, understand what it means to be a "Just Me" versus "Thinking of Others" person, and relate more effectively with language. Discover tools for teaching self-regulation, executive functioning, emotional understanding and theory of mind/perspective taking. Work in teams to develop lesson plans to implement new strategies in your home, clinic, or classroom the very next day. People love this hands-on, engaging workshop!
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  • What You Will Learn
  • Schedule
  • CEU

This conference day is all about Social Thinking Vocabulary and concepts! Teach students to communicate through concepts such as “working as part of a group”, the “three parts of play,” “abstracting and inferencing information” and “sharing an imagination”. We will examine clinical examples that highlight how to make these abstract concepts more concrete and teachable. The Social Thinking Vocabulary is the backbone of Social Thinking teaching programs. Research published in 2008 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Crooke, et al.) demonstrated how individuals benefited from learning these concepts. The study found that once children were taught how to think about the concepts, they were able to generalize the information. Participants will work in groups to learn how to use Social Thinking concepts across settings, creating one or two of their own lesson plans. We explore how to make lessons applicable across a variety of environments, and focus on enabling students to apply the lessons into the rest of their lives. Michelle will present some lessons from her book, Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School Aged Students, which is used in school districts around the world. This conference day offers an advanced exploration of Social Thinking – and is particularly suited for those who have read Social Thinking books, attended our workshops or are otherwise familiar with Social Thinking concepts. It is intended as a more advanced course for people who have attended one or more of the following workshops: Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day:  The ILAUGH Model, The Social Thinking Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies, Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME AND/OR Have read one or more of the following books: Thinking About YOU, Thinking About ME, Inside Out: What Makes a Person With Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?, Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe why the context or situation is key for figuring out social expectations and related social skills.
  2. Describe the core steps of Social Behavior Mapping to help teach social responsibility.
  3. Define at least five Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts.
  4. Describe how Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts facilitate generalization across settings.
  5. Describe the difference between sharing an imagination and a singular imagination as these relate to conversations and reading comprehension.

7:30-8:30 Sign in and use "expected" social skills to chat and find a seat. Conference begins at 8:30.
8:30-10:00 Introduction to our Research to Frameworks to Practice: Social Thinking's Many Layers. Explore the Four Steps of Communication, related treatment strategies and activities related to our thinking, our physical presence and our eyes.
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-12:00 Explore the language we use to relate to others. Delve into teaching around the Four Steps of Perspective Taking.
12:00-12:50 Break for Lunch
12:50-2:00 Demonstrate how our Developmental Motivational Tools help incorporate Social Thinking's core teachings into established and sequenced lessons.
2:00-2:10 Break
2:10-3:45
Explore tools for Social Self-Regulation: Emotional Understanding, Emotion Compression, Social Behavior Mapping and Superflex! If we have time, we also teach how to avoid errors when teaching our concepts.

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost! Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.

We offer continuing education units/credits/clock hours through:

  • ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • CES: Commonwealth Educational Seminars
  • NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
  • And more!

See Continuing Education Information at the bottom of this page for the complete listing of our partner programs.

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Continuing Education Information

At this conference, earn continuing education units/credits/clock hours at no additional cost. Each course offers 6 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to be a continuing education provider for Speech-Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical and School Psychologists, and Certified Counselors, such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and others.

 

New York

Social Workers: Social Thinking, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0334. Earn 6 Contact Hours for each course!

 

Canada

SLPs & OTs: Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Agenda for each course as proof of participation. Earn 6 CEEs per course! 

 

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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Each course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

 

ASHA credits will be available to Speech Language Pathologists interested in receiving and maintaining their continuing education hours through ASHA. All SLP's enrolling in ASHA CEU's will need to bring their ASHA number with them to include on their CEU registration form. Signing in & out and filling out a registration form is required for each day you attend the conference.

 

 

Commonwealth Educational Seminars

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Continuing Education Units for Social Workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, Clinical and School Psychologists are provided.  States that are covered are listed below.  Some states have exceptions and these are noted as well.

 

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB, 400 South Ridge Parkway, Ste B, Culpepper, VA 22701) www.aswb.org

 

Social workers should contact their regulatory board determine course approval. Social workers receive 6 continuing education clock hours participating in this course for each workshop day. 

 

NOTE: Clock hours are not available through CES for Social Workers in New Jersey.

 

Marriage and Family Therapists: The following marriage and family therapy boards accept programs offered by NBCC, ASWB or APA approved providers (of which CES is approved): AL, AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, LA, MD, ME, MN, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WA AND WI. In addition, CES is approved for CA MFTs. Marriage and family therapists receive 6 CE hours credit for each workshop day.

 

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Psychologists completing this program earn 6 continuing education hours of credit. 

 

 

NBCC Credit: Certified Counselors

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Certified Counselors receive 6 clock hours for each conference day toward NBCC credit. Social Thinking, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6685. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Social Thinking, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

 

 

International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)

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Social Thinking is an approved training provider (CE153196) by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) for continuing education units toward the Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and the Autism Certificate (AC).

 

Become Certified as an Autism Professional!
By attending a Social Thinking course you will become qualified for your autism certification. Use the partner code SOCIAL to receive 20% off of your Autism Certification at www.ibcces.org/apply. For questions, contact kristin@ibcces.org.

 

cas About the Certified Autism Specialist: The Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) is a Master’s level certification that  recognizes an individual’s experience and training with approved providers of autism education. A CAS must meet board  requirements, maintain 14 continuing education hours in autism and pass the IBCCES Autism Competency Exam. For  more information, visit www.certifiedautismspecialist.com.

 

IBCCES Autism Certificate About the Autism Certificate: The Autism Certificate is a non-Masters level certification that recognizes professionals  dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of autism. For more information, visit www.autismcertificate.com.

 

 

 

 

Courses4Teachers & University of the Pacific

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Earn Professional Development Credit
Earn three Semester Units of University of the Pacific Graduate-Level, Professional Development Credit for your work related to or inspired by Social Thinking training events. Learn more at www.courses4teachers.net/credit-for-social-thinking or by contacting Courses4Teachers at (925) 837-3817 or Courses4Teachers@Courses4Teachers.net.