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12th Annual Global Providers' Conference | June 21 - 23, 2019

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Social Thinking Bay Area Conference
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  • Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport
  • 275 South Airport Blvd
  • South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Description

The Global Providers’ Conference is our most exciting event every year! This summer in South San Francisco, join hundreds of practitioners from around the world to share ideas, network, and discover new strategies for teaching social competencies. This year’s theme: Treatment Journeys for Different Ages and Issues.


Who We Help‌
The Social Thinking Methodology is designed to help individuals ages 4­­ to 80 who have solid to strong language and learning skills. While our deeper work is for individuals with social learning challenges who may have autism spectrum levels 1 and 2, ADHD, social communication disorders, social anxiety, twice exceptionalism, or no diagnosis, a subset of our work is being adopted into mainstream classrooms and workplaces around the world to improve social-emotional learning for all.

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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 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.

General Schedule
  • The schedule varies each day of the conference, refer to each day’s “Schedule” tab below for information.


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Providers Conference

Friday June 21, 2019

Morning Keynote & Breakout Sessions

ages 4 - adult

Kick off the Providers' Conference with a keynote by our very own Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke! Social Behavior Mapping is one of our most practical treatment frameworks that’s packed with teachable moments. You may have wondered at some point, “How do I teach this in a more meaningful way?” Be there as Michelle and Pam reveal the brand new three levels of Social Behavior Mapping. Each level teaches different elements of the Social Competency Model, syncing these two dynamic frameworks into one comprehensive teaching plan. Plus, get practical experience creating Social Behavior Maps tailored to your students, clients, and children. After the keynote presentation and a complimentary buffet lunch, attend four of eight breakout sessions to learn strategies from the cutting edge of social competency treatment and research.

Description

Explore the day’s many presentations! Learn about the speakers by viewing the Speaker Bios.


8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Conference Kick-Off!

Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke


8:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Keynote: It’s a Journey to Self-Regulation: Introducing Three Levels of Social Behavior Mapping

Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke


The Social Thinking Methodology is dynamic and evolving. In this keynote, come on a journey through the evolution of one core strategy-based treatment framework: Social Behavior Mapping. Social Behavior Maps (SBMs) are a window into the Social-Emotional Chain Reaction that involves social problem solving and perspective taking. SBMs encourage an understanding of how we are all part of a socially responsive community; what we do impacts how people think and feel, which guides how they treat us, and ultimately how we feel ourselves. SBMs also fit well within programs encouraging Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and social and emotional learning (SEL).


While many have used SBMs to teach in positive and creative ways, others have used SBMs to shame individuals and punish unexpected behaviors. This presentation will clarify how to create proactive, prosocial, and educational maps. We will introduce three distinct levels of Social Behavior Mapping, connect core concepts to the Social Thinking-Social Competency Model, and give attendees practical experience creating SBMs relevant to their students, clients, and patients.


12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Tiered Social-Emotional Intervention in a School-Wide RTI System

Speakers: Samantha Ogden and Rhonda Parkhurst-McDowell


Academic Response to Intervention is a common pathway for high performing schools to address learning concerns. This presentation will highlight how a K-6th grade system of data driven interventions is improving students’ social emotional skills so they can maximize their school day for learning. Our system was developed by teachers and support staff in response to the demanding change in needs of students in the school. Essentials to this school-wide system include multiple reporting tools for teachers, planned communication with feedback loops, as well as whole staff core beliefs about students. During the presentation, you will learn the tiers of social, emotional and behavioral interventions, the current data on students utilizing interventions, and the assessments used to place and exit students. In addition, a coordinating parent support group along with materials used to incorporate families and outside counselors to encourage a more unified approach for the child will be highlighted.


Research Alert! Using Social Behavior Mapping to Increase the Perspective Taking of Adolescents with ADHD
Speaker: Dana Tappen


Although many are familiar with the social cognitive delays in individuals with autism, wide spread knowledge is lacking for those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD treatment research has focused on pharmacological interventions as the primary intervention for both children and adolescents; however, adolescents have been shown to be highly noncompliant in adhering to medication regimens. Previous research on the components of the Social Thinking Methodology has shown positive, but preliminary results. While Social Behavior Mapping (SBM) was studied as part of an intervention package, no research to date has measured the effectiveness of SBM as a stand-alone intervention. The purpose of this investigation was to explore the effectiveness of using SBM as a teaching framework for increasing perspective taking and metacognitive abilities in four adolescents with ADHD. A multiple baseline across participants design was used for a total of eight treatment sessions. Data included both continuous and pre and post measures, and social validity surveys from subjects and parents. The results indicated an increased perspective taking ability in two subjects, with one subject also showing significant increases in metacognitive ability. The remaining two subjects saw varying results, with behavior as a factor in their performance.


1:35 – 2:20 p.m.
Creating and Sustaining Positive School-Wide Change Through Social Thinking Practices

Speakers: Trisha Johnson, Klaudia Gialamas, Ken Haase


According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2018) one out of six children are diagnosed with a developmental, mental, or a behavioral health disorder. School District 54, located in Schaumburg, IL, is using an innovative approach of positive psychology to address student and staff overall happiness and has also developed a district-wide Social Emotional (SEL) curriculum to assist students in learning strategies to self-regulate and engage with others. Adlai Stevenson Elementary school has added in Social Thinking concepts (Zones of Regulation, Expected/Unexpected behaviors, Social Behavior Mapping) and embedded this school wide into morning routines, disciplinary issues, and academic tasks, in order to build relationships with others and maintain positive self-concept/esteem. This presentation will describe how it was implemented school wide, explore staff buy-in, provide a template for day to day implementation, and discuss results in a whole school implementation.


Why Did You Do That? Algorithms for Determining Motive
Speaker: Dr. Pam Struiksma


This presentation will look at motive/intention. It is amazing how intuitive this concept is for most of us, yet how challenging it is for the individuals we work with. Consider this example: someone bangs into you at the grocery store. Your initial thought is ‘how rude’ but as you turn around to see the person, you realize they are carrying heavy boxes and did not see you. Most of us quickly change our initial thoughts and while still somewhat annoyed, we would quickly let it go and move on. All of this took place within seconds and was relatively automatic. However, our clients would struggle to change their initial thought and would focus mainly on ‘what’ happened as opposed to ‘why’ it happened. This is what we are working to teach our clients. We are developing a model for our clients to follow to help determine motive. This model utilizes Social Thinking and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques. We will also present videos of students working to determine motive.


2:35 – 3:20 p.m.
Creating Impact in a Multi-Tiered System: How to Put Social Thinking in a School-Wide Thought Bubble

Speakers: Michelle Sherman, Ellen Koerner, and Lindsey Roberts


Never underestimate that a small group of committed individuals can spread Social Thinking schoolwide. Two licensed social workers and one licensed speech pathologist (all part time) joined together to spread the Social Thinking Methodology in our K – 3 elementary school. What started as a collaboration on a Peer to Peer program grew into a schoolwide movement incorporating the Social Thinking Methodology across all three tiers, targeting both general and special education students. Using a collaborative approach between general education and special education staff, Social Thinking has permeated into all tiers of support. Social Thinking language, vocabulary, concepts and activities are incorporated into classroom lessons, small group support and individual intervention. In addition, we’ve learned how this multidisciplinary approach can intertwine literacy support with specific Social Thinking concepts.

Through professional development and involvement in classroom lessons, teachers are learning about the Social Thinking Methodology and how to incorporate vocabulary and concepts into their behavior management and academic teaching.

Join us and start planning how to weave the Social Thinking Methodology into your school’s multi-tiered support system. Through humor, real world practical examples, lessons learned, and group discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to develop a personalized action plan.


A Fun and Easy Approach to Teach Perspective Taking
Speakers: Kate Ramacciotti and Annick Tumolo


Social Thinking’s 4 Steps of Perspective Taking is an excellent resource to help SLPs teach students about the presence of other people’s minds and social thoughts. But how can we teach this to clients in a functional, easy, and adaptable way? This presentation will explain how we combine information from the 4 Steps of Perspective Taking and Social Thinking’s Should I? or Shouldn’t I? therapy tool in order to:


  1. Teach students how to use a modified 5 point Should I or Shouldn’t I?™ Behavior Scale we refer to as the “5 Point Perspective Taking Scale” beyond therapy room and in real-time
  2. Help students predict what others may be thinking about them while positive, neutral, weird/wacky, or negative behaviors are happening in the classroom
  3. Get students thinking about how to solve social conflict in order to get others thinking “good” or “neutral” thoughts about them in a generalized manner
  4. Explicitly teach students how to monitor and modify their behavior to keep the others thinking neutral or positive thoughts about them
  5. Provide a functional approach system for students, teachers, and staff to use throughout the school day
  6. Provide parents, caregivers, or other interdisciplinary IEP team members with an easy-to-use tool to prompt and guide perspective taking across environments
  7. Promote generalized and independent use of perspective taking
  8. Explain how the Social Thinking Methodology can be used to support Common Core Standards including Listening and Spoken Language
  9. Share website and book resources and lesson ideas that educators can use while incorporating aspects of the Should I or Shouldn’t I?™ Behavior Scale.

3:25 – 4:10 p.m.
Practical Implementation of Social Thinking Concepts: Classroom, School, and District-Wide

Speaker: Kim Gameroz


This presentation includes simple and practical ways to bring the Social Thinking curriculum to the mainstream classroom, as well as how to spread it school-wide, district-wide, and into the community. We’ll cover how to use Social Thinking Vocabulary, Superflex characters, and The Zones of Regulation framework in the general education classroom; and will use pictures, video clips, and examples from an elementary school in Southern California. Participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learn with real life scenarios that will leave them feeling confident to begin using these practices immediately. General education teacher and veteran teachers, paraprofessionals, new professionals beginning their teaching careers, as well as parents, will leave feeling empowered with tools that will work right into their curriculum, as well as their daily routines.


Collaborate, Create, Escape! For Teens: Using Escape Room Experiences to Build Social Communication and Executive Functioning Skills
Speaker: Lori Seeley


Engaging adolescents in social skills training often requires a unique hook. Collaborate, Create, Escape! utilizes an escape room theme in which participants work together to solve escape games, and then create and build an escape room for family and friends to experience. The group format allows for group members to identify and share their strengths with others, work collaboratively towards a common goal, and use the creation of an experience for others as the means to test and develop valuable perspective taking insights.


In addition to presentation on the goals, objectives and logistics key to Collaborate, Create, Escape!, attendees to the session will work in small groups to explore examples of the game format. Facilitation approaches to support variable group member skills will be discussed. Examples of linkages to Social Thinking’s ILAUGH Model and other key theoretical elements will be shared. Resources to develop and setup low-cost, escape game social skills groups will be presented. Additionally, participants will learn about activities that facilitate understanding of individual and collective strengths that support group and member success. Finally, participants will gain an understanding of the executive functioning capabilities inherent in the group experience.


4:10 – 5:30 p.m.
Question and Answer Session (Snack Provided) with Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke

Ask your questions about the conference, the Social Thinking Methodology, or anything else!

What You Will Learn
Schedule
CE Credit

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!

 

Click here to see more Continuing Education Information

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Saturday June 22, 2019

Emotions Part 2: Emotion-Based Strategies to Foster Relationship Development and Academic and Career Performance

ages 5 - adult

Last year Michelle Garcia Winner presented her brand-new course Emotions Part 1—here’s your chance to expand your knowledge on this critical topic by attending Emotions Part 2! In this full-day keynote, Michelle will expand on the concepts introduced in Part 1 and teach novel treatment tools and strategies to help students, clients, and patients develop emotional awareness, explore how to read the emotions and intentions of others, emotionally sync with others, and work through social anxiety. Discover how these skills are required for developing friendships and being successful in the classroom and the 21st century workplace. Come learn how to help others and enjoy learning about yourself as well!
Description

To maximize your learning we recommend attending the course Emotions Part 1 before Emotions Part 2, but it’s not required since key concepts from the first course will be summarized in the second. In Emotions Part 2, learn strategies to help your students, clients, or patients develop emotional awareness, explore how to read the emotions and intentions of others, emotionally sync with others, and work through social anxiety. Many of these skills are required for developing friendships, understanding the actions and reactions of characters in literature and history—impacting performance on academic standards, and working with others as part of a team—impacting success in the classroom and 21st century workforce. Discover a variety of strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom, at home, in the community, and at work spanning these topics:


  • Social anxiety disorder (SAD) and the autism spectrum:
    • Recognize the overlap of these diagnoses and the importance of developing social competencies as part of treatment*
    • Determine key things to be aware of when working with an individual suffering from depression or sadness
  • Social-emotional learning:
    • Validate the social-emotional learning process as individuals explore their social vulnerabilities
    • Recognize the power of one’s inner critic and coach
    • Understand how managing emotions is part of executive functioning and how this relates to tracking the development of one’s own Social Operating System
  • The social evaluative process: how we account for each other’s intentions
  • Interpreting the hidden emotional messages of others
  • Personal self-marketing campaign: what messages are your students, clients, and patients sending?
  • Use of scales for many different purposes:
    • Evaluate social risk
    • Evaluate social-emotional experiences
    • Get versus take someone’s perspective
  • Relationship development and social-emotional competencies:
    • Explore how little acts of kindness pave the way for relationship development prior to having a conversation
    • Determine how emotion syncing is important as we share and listen to little stories within our social conversations
    • Use physical manipulatives to encourage social-emotional reappraisal of people in context
  • Case study: learn how to validate your student, client, or patient’s progress by addressing vulnerabilities with a Social Operating System

Learn a lot to help your students, clients, and patients—and a lot about yourself, given how this fascinating topic impacts us all!


*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.

What You Will Learn
Schedule
CE Credit

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!

 

Click here to see more Continuing Education Information

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Sunday June 23, 2019

Case Journeys: Treatment Planning for Improving Social Competencies

ages 4 - adult

Join us for the debut of this brand-new course! Watching a clinical case study, or “case journey,” unfold overtime can be very informative and powerful—gaining tools to unpack the case journeys of the individuals you support is even better. In this course, we explore several clinical case journeys and apply a unique six-step decision-making template as a guide through the treatment process. Learn a variety of concepts, frameworks, and strategies to build social competencies that align with an individual’s age, personality, social learning strengths/challenges, developmental abilities, and mental health challenges. In the afternoon, we will divide into groups based on student, client, or patient age and explore how different case journeys unfold. Members of the Social Thinking Training and Speakers’ Collaborative will share their own clinical case journeys and treatment ideas, and you will get the opportunity to practice using the six-step tool with your own cases. Get lots of hands-on participation and learning in this course!

Description

Watching a clinical case study, or “case journey,” unfold can be very informative and powerful— and gaining tools to unpack the case journeys of the individuals you support is even better. In this course, join us to:


  • Unpack the Six Steps for Treatment* Decision-Making template
  • Review the six layers of evidence supporting the Social Thinking Methodology and connect the layers of evidence to the treatment planning process
  • Explore a conceptual framework, the Social Thinking–Social Competency Model (SCM), to guide treatment based on an individual’s needs. We will demonstrate how the SCM intersects with the Social Thinking Social Learning Tree
  • Explore how treatment frameworks and strategies can be used in unison to develop different aspects of social-emotional learning
  • Discover how the same treatment frameworks and strategies can be used differently for individuals based on age and social learning development
  • Practice using the Six Steps for Treatment Decision-Making template with your caseload or family member(s)

*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.

What You Will Learn
Schedule
CE Credit

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!

 

Click here to see more Continuing Education Information

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Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
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Professionals are defined as individuals who will use the information presented at the conference as part of their paraprofessional or professional work.
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    Case Journeys: Treatment Planning for Improving Social Competencies

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