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Financial Disclosure

In 1998, Michelle began speaking to the public regarding her thoughts related to Social Thinking. Back then the concepts were just emerging and she was presenting only on the ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition. From the beginning, many of the audience members requested she write a book that contained the concepts reviewed in the conference. Michelle, impulsive as she is, decided she could do this and Social Thinking Publishing was born.

 

With the publication of our first book and as Michelle’s workshop audiences grew, so did the request for more published products; 14 years later we now have numerous user-friendly books we create and publish and we also carry a number of other authors’ books that we want to share with the public. We continue to have frequent requests for us to publish more products, so many requests that we cannot keep up

 

As we present conferences many audience members ask us specific questions about the materials we have developed and how they weave into the materials being discussed at the workshop.

 

We also employ or contract specific professionals to share Social Thinking’s message with the public. These select professionals continue to develop further treatment ideas based on the research, knowledge of Social Thinking and their own clinical experience in their clinical practice. These same speakers are also assisting in product development for Social Thinking as our work is very much about developing and sharing strategies which can be immediately applied by other professionals who are learning to create treatments which incorporate Social Thinking methodologies.

 

The professionals who work on our staff are: Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke; they are all SLP’s with their clinical competency certificates.

 

We also contract with the following professionals to speak for us as part of the Social Thinking Training and Speaker’s Collaborative:

Nancy Tarshis, Kari Zweber Palmer, Ryan Hendrix, Debbie Meringolo, Gretchen Schmidt-Mertes, Renee Attaway, Nancy Clements, Chithra Kathiresan, Beckham Linton and Nancy Cotton.

 

 

Our practical, functional approach is where we run into a dilemma.

As we share our treatment ideas during conference sessions, it makes the most sense to simply say where strategies can be found (either for free on our website and/or in our marketed materials). The majority of you will be happy with that approach, but some of you won’t. This is where we walk a fine line, as some people do not want us to discuss materials we have developed. We can understand this, but we also understand many people have come to the workshops in order to not only learn about the information but to figure out how to put products to use in their clinical or home setting. For example, when we speak about our Friendship Pyramid, people then want to know where they can learn about that strategy in our written material.

 

We know it’s impossible to please everyone but we also want you to know that we are aware of this and always try to minimize the feeling of a sales pitch because it’s never meant to be one. On the flip side, we also try to tell the public where they can get the multitude of free articles and blogs we have on our website. We try to always remind workshop attendees that they can learn a lot about Social Thinking by simply reading the materials on our website. 

 

We are disclosing the financial tie we have to most of our speakers and many of the products that we sell.

 

Please know that much of the core information and newest thinking about Social Thinking can be found for free on our website, www.socialthinking.com in the form of articles and blogs. Please look under the tab, “What is Social Thinking?” We make great effort to provide the public with free materials, our website is loaded with downloaded content and we share this information with the audience during our conferences.

 

Social Thinking Speakers

Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP

Financial: Michelle Garcia Winner is employed by Think Social Publishing, Inc., as an author/speaker and receives compensation for her presentations as well as the sale of her books and by the Social Thinking Center as a clinician. Michelle owns the companies Think Social Publishing, Inc., as well as The Social Thinking Center, and their related intellectual property.   

Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

 

Pamela Crooke, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Financial: Pamela Crooke is employed by Think Social Publishing, Inc., as an author/speaker. She receives a salary, but does not receive additional compensation for speaking or royalties for books or products. She is also employed by the Social Thinking Center, as a therapist.

Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

 

Renee Attaway, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees.

Non-­financial­: No relevant non‐financial relationships exist.

 

Nancy Clements, MA, CCC-SLP

Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and Executive Director of Social Thinking Boston. Receives speaking fees from Social Thinking for her presentations.

Non-­financial­: No relevant non‐financial relationships exist.

 

Nancy Cotton, Ph.D

Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees.

Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

 

Ryan Hendrix, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Author/speaker for Thinks Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees and royalty payments. She is also employed by the Social Thinking Center, as a therapist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Chithra Kathiresan, B. App. Sc

Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist. 

 

Beckham Linton, MA, CCC-SLP

Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees.

Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

 

Debbie Meringolo, MA, MS

Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees. 

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist. 

 

Kari Zweber Palmer, MA, CCC-SLP

Financial: Author /speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees and royalty payments.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Gretchen Schmidt-Mertes, M. Ed

Financial: Speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist. 

 

Nancy Tarshis, MA, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Author/speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees and royalty payments.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist. 

  

Guest Speakers

Leah Kuypers, MA Ed., OTR/L

Financial: Author/speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees and royalty payments. She is the owner of Kuypers Consulting, Inc., and its related intellectual property and receives royalties for the sale of its products.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

2017 Providers’ Conference Speakers

Sarah Bartosch, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Receives speaking fees from Think Social Publishing, Inc.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Susannah Cole, MEd

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Pat Craanen, EdD, CCC-SLP

Financial: Operates a private practice, Social Communication Coaching, LLC, on “Florida’s Space Coast” in Titusville, Florida.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Chelsea Dmytriw

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Julie Dunstan- Brewer, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Financial: Julie Dunstan-Brewer is the owner of her book “The Wonders of Blunders”.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Katie Farrish

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Joan Gorsuch, MEd

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Karen Grabowski, MS, CCC-SLP, MEd

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Ann Gray, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Owner of Gray Communication Therapy, LLC and receives fees as a speech-language pathologist. Invited speaker for Think Social Publishing, Inc., and receives speaking fees.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Susan Grubbs, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Tiffany Hutchins, PhD

Financial: Tiffany Hutchins is co-owner of Theory of Mind Inventory, LLC. Dr. Hutchins receives a speaking fee from Think Social Publishing, Inc.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Laurie Kaufman, PhD

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Renee Lacourciere

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Janie Lai

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Tricia LaPlante, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Receives speaking fees from Think Social Publishing, Inc.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Leah Llamzon

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Julie Meek, LCSW

Financial: Julie Meek provides individual and group counseling for clients at Lee Pesky Learning Center and receives salary.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Christine Meredith, MA, CCC-SLP

Financial: No relevant financial relationships exist.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Jessica Minahan, MEd, BCBA

Financial: Receives royalties from the publisher of her books and honoraria from speaking engagements as a self-employed author and speaker, and receives fees as a self-employed consultant.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Patricia Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Financial: Patricia Prelock is co-owner of Theory of Mind Inventory, LLC. Dr. Prelock receives a speaking fee from Social Thinking, Inc.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Bonnie Singer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Financial: Dr. Singer receives speaking fees, honorarium, consulting fees and a salary from Architects For Learning, where she is the CEO. Bonnie Singer receives a speaking fee from Social Thinking, Inc.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Renee Tompkins

Financial: Renee Tompkins is a co-author of “Healthy Relationships” published by Talkcounts, LLC and receives royalty payments.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: The owner of Cognitive Connections, LLP and has intellectual property for its products.  Sarah Ward receives a speaking fee from Social Thinking, Inc.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Carol Westby, CCC-SLP

Financial: Carol Westby is a consultant for Bilingual Multicultural Services. Dr. Westby receives a speaking fee from Social Thinking, Inc.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.

 

Ryan Wexelblatt, LSW

Financial: Ryan Wexelblatt is the Director of Center for ADHD in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and facilitates the program “How to Hang Out”.

Non-­financial: No relevant non-­financial relationships exist.