Day 1 of Conference
Friday June 22, 2018
Day 1 of Conference
Breakout Session Speakers
Kick off this year’s Providers’ Conference with our keynote speakers from Denmark. Lone and Jannik Beyer, both psychologists, talk about the infusion of core Social Thinking Vocabulary and philosophy into education programs for ages preschool to the elderly in Denmark. After lunch provided by Social Thinking, attend two breakout sessions of your choice from among eight options. Round out the day with our Wine & Cheese Party and hear about our newest Social Thinking products, including the highly anticipated Zones of Regulation interactive teaching tool!
Keynote Presentation: Social Learning Across Time and Communities: A Life Perspective
Speakers: Lone Beyer & Jannik Beyer
It is thought-provoking how intuitively toddlers assess the social world and how quickly they learn and improve their social competencies. But not all students arrive at school ready to meet such high expectations. An explicit social curriculum is important for all learners. For individuals who struggle with social understanding and social learning, it’s of vital importance for academic learning and development. In this session we present a cross-disciplinary intervention project that uses the Social Thinking® Methodology’s mind-set and vocabulary as its cornerstone. We will outline concrete and practical examples of how the program is implemented for individuals from preschool to the elderly.
After lunch, choose 2 of 8 breakout sessions to attend!
Participants will be able to:
Keynote Objectives: Social Learning Across Time and Communities: A Life Perspective
- Explain how to use the Social Thinking Vocabulary as an entry to facilitate social development in early childhood settings.
- List two ways to encourage the transition from early childhood programs to school programs using Social Thinking Vocabulary as a shared frame of reference.
- Describe how to organize practice-based research for promoting understanding of the critical nature of social relations among elderly individuals with autism.
View the Presentation Abstracts to explore the breakout session objectives.
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!