Webinar Recorded November 2017
Free Webinar Series: The Social Competency Model: Teaching Social Competencies, Not Only Social Skills
Presented by: Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, Founder of Social Thinking
Moderated by: Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLP, Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Research and Training at Social Thinking
Many of those with challenges developing social competencies struggle with far more than learning social skills. In this webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, discusses our new evidence-based Social Competency Model to bring to light a four-step developmental process to help students evolve in their social competencies. These four steps begin with organizing one’s social attention to interpret the thoughts and emotions of self and others to problem solve, make decisions, and produce the social responses that best meet one’s social goals. Michelle discusses how Social Thinking’s treatment frameworks and vocabulary encourage the development of social competencies, by explaining how lessons such as becoming a Social Detective and using superflexible thinking are part of this process. A question and answer period with those watching follows the presentation.
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- Define the relationship between Social Thinking Vocabulary and social attention.
- Describe how interpretation is at the heart of social decision making.
- Explain how problem solving is central to the development of sophisticated social responses.
- Explain how social skills are only a part of what informs social responses.
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