Monday October 16, 2017
Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model
ages 5 - young adultDiscover an array of strategies that bolster social learning and help improve performance on educational standards at the state level (including the Common Core). Explore lessons that make the abstract social world more concrete and understandable. Through the ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking, learn how social ability impacts academic success. Uncover how challenges in social communication, executive functioning, and perspective taking impact written expression, reading comprehension, organizational skills, and working in a group—and learn strategies to improve each of the above! Rounding out the day: learn essential tips for effective IEP goal writing and data keeping.
This conference day is designed to teach professionals and parents frameworks, concepts, and strategies so that they may better understand the social learning experience and guide others toward improved social processing and social skills. Conference attendees will gain new insights into the power of their own social emotional intelligence as they explore their social motivations and how they process and respond to social information. We will dissect the hidden rules, contemplate how social rules change with age, and discuss how social problem solving is at the heart of social skills, and affects how one interprets and responds to social-academic information and assignments. Social Thinking has developed a large range of treatment* strategies, and attendees will walk away with a number of them including those for helping students avoid “the blurt”, cope with “boring moments”, and develop conversational language. Additionally, we will focus much of our attention on the ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking. The ILAUGH model is an acronym to represent treatment ideas and research related to: Initiating communication, Listening with the eyes and brain, Abstracting and inferencing, Understanding perspective, Getting the gist, and Humor & human relationships. The ILAUGH model not only demonstrates why people with social learning challenges have weaker social skills but also how social interpretation is linked to academic tasks such as written expression, conversational language, reading comprehension and organizational skills. As we wrap up the day, we will explore how we want to “teach in the roots” and not through the leaves of Social Thinking’s Social Learning Tree. We will then discuss how to write achievable IEP goals based on rubrics. Mainstream teachers find the information presented on this conference day applicable to all students as it pertains to social emotional learning, and audiences around the world love that it furthers their own social emotional insights! *Treatment refers to conceptual and strategy-based frameworks for building understanding and use of social skills and social thinking.
Participants will be able to:
- Explain how teaching "think with your eyes" is different from simply teaching good eye contact.
- Explain why a person with social learning deficits may have reading comprehension problems in the classroom.
- Distinguish and describe the difference between a useful IEP goal and one that is of little benefit.
- Describe how the use of spiral bound strategy cards can facilitate teaching how to initiate communication.
- Explain how gestalt processing relates to written expression and organizational skills.
- Describe a strategy to help students avoid blurting.
|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||Introduce concepts of Social Thinking and the social academic connection.
|10:15-12:00||Introduce the ILAUGH Model: Initiation and Listening with Eyes and Brain
|12:00-12:50||Break for Lunch|
|12:50-2:15||Abstracting/inferencing and understanding perspective.
||Gestalt thinking and developing IEP goals: "Winnerman's" worst goals and discussion about creating rubrics to help with IEP goal measurement.
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!