Strategies to build social competencies
Whether you’re working with typically developing students or individuals with social learning challenges (autism spectrum levels 1 and 2, ADHD, twice exceptional, social communication disorder, etc.)—if they're age 4 through adult with solid to strong language and learning abilities, we can help. When you attend a Social Thinking conference you will learn strategies for teaching social competencies, including:
- Executive functioning
- Social skills
- Perspective taking
- Social emotional learning
- Social problem solving...and much more!
At Social Thinking, we help people with social emotional learning challenges improve how they interpret and respond to the social world to better connect with others. At our conferences, we teach professionals and parents strategies to improve social competencies in those they support. Our practical strategies can be used immediately in the classroom, clinic, home and community, and help improve performance on educational standards (including the Common Core Standards), as well as reinforce programs such as PBIS, RTI, SEL, and others. Our work goes deep - we're always thrilled when we hear from people around the world that the Social Thinking Methodology is changing lives.
In our 20+ years of public speaking, Social Thinking has amassed a rich collection of full-day courses (6 hours of instruction apiece). Each conference we host is assembled from this collection, tailored to our guests at that location. In addition to continually updating our course material, we're careful to distribute courses and topic areas so each conference-even if it's in the same city-provides an opportunity to learn something new.
Bay Area, CA
Orange County, CA
What People Are Saying
SchoolsPeggy, 3rd Grade Teacher
Mental Health & CliniciansGreg, School Psychologist
Speech Language PathologistsAmy, SLP
Parents & FamiliesTammy, Mom of 9 year-old boy
Adult ClientsAdult with Autism
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Our speakers collectively teach over 15 courses offering practical concepts and strategies that can be used across settings, such as in the classroom, on the playground, at home, at work, and in the community to improve social competencies. Each course covers a specific topic, from working with early learners, to the transition to adulthood; to helping mature adults improve executive functioning skills. Each speaker has unique specialties that align with the courses they instruct.