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Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model

In this course, you will discover an array of concepts and strategies that bolster social learning and help students meet socially based educational standards. Explore the ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition to help break down and make sense of the social world. Uncover how challenges in social communication, executive functioning, and perspective taking impact written expression, reading comprehension of literature, organizational skills, and working in a group—and learn strategies to help individuals improve in each of the above! Rounding out the day: learn essential tips for effective IEP goal writing and data keeping. The information taught in this course was developed to help students with social learning challenges, but teachers tell us all students in their classroom benefit from learning these concepts.

 

Who should attend

Interventionists supporting  ages 5 - young adult. At our conferences we share our latest frameworks, lessons, and strategies for teaching social thinking with a wide variety of interventionists, including: speech-language pathologists, special and general education teachers, social workers, counselors, clinical and school psychologists, occupational therapists, behavior specialists, and school administrators to name a few. It’s also used by family members and caregivers across settings.

Social Thinking

Course Overview

  • Description
  • What You Will Learn
  • Schedule
  • CE Credit

This course is designed to teach professionals and parents the social learning frameworks, concepts, and strategies needed to guide others toward improved social processing and social competencies. 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 hidden social rules, contemplate how social expectations change with age, and discuss how social problem solving is at the heart of social competencies and affects how students interpret and respond 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 approaches for helping students avoid “the blurt,” cope with boring moments, and develop conversational language.

 

Much of the day will focus on the ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition. ILAUGH is an acronym for Initiating Communication, Listening with Eyes and Brain, Abstract and Inferential Thinking, Understanding Perspective, Getting the Big Picture, and Humor & Human Relatedness. The ILAUGH model demonstrates not only why people with social learning challenges have weaker social abilities 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 to teach at the roots—and not through the leaves—of Social Thinking’s Social Learning Tree. We will then discuss how to write realistic IEP goals based on rubrics. Mainstream teachers find the information in this course 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 using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.

Upcoming Conferences

This course is being offered at the following conference locations:

 

Rochester, NY

Oct 24 - 25, 2019

 

Burlington Metro Area, VT

May 7 - 8, 2020

 

  1. Explain how teaching "think with your eyes" is different from simply teaching good eye contact.
  2. Explain why a person with social learning challenges may have reading comprehension problems in the classroom.
  3. Distinguish between IEP goals that address social competencies versus superficial social skills goals.
  4. Describe how the use of spiral-bound strategy cards can facilitate teaching how to initiate communication.
  5. Explain how gestalt processing relates to written expression and organizational skills.
  6. Describe a strategy to help students avoid blurting.

Upcoming Conferences

This course is being offered at the following conference locations:

 

Rochester, NY

Oct 24 - 25, 2019

 

Burlington Metro Area, VT

May 7 - 8, 2020

 

This agenda may change without notice.


7:30-8:30 Use social competencies to problem solve how to sign in, find a seat, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while getting to know fellow attendees
8:30-10:15 Introduce concepts of Social Thinking and the social-academic connection
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00

Introduce the ILAUGH model’s first two concepts:

  • Initiating Communication
  • Listening with Eyes and Brain
12:00-12:50 Lunch provided
12:50-2:15

ILAUGH concepts (cont.):

  • Abstract and Inferential Thinking
  • Understanding Perspective
2:15-2:25 Break
2:25-3:45

Complete the ILAUGH concepts

  • Getting the Big Picture (gestalt thinking)
  • Humor and Human Relatedness
  • IEP goal writing and rubrics for data keeping

Upcoming Conferences

This course is being offered at the following conference locations:

 

Rochester, NY

Oct 24 - 25, 2019

 

Burlington Metro Area, VT

May 7 - 8, 2020

 

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

Upcoming Conferences

This course is being offered at the following conference locations:

 

Rochester, NY

Oct 24 - 25, 2019

 

Burlington Metro Area, VT

May 7 - 8, 2020

 

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Rochester, NY

Social Thinking Rochester Conference

October 24 - 25, 2019

Speakers: Debbie Meringolo, Nancy Tarshis

 

At our Rochester conference you will learn about:

  • Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model
  • The Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies

 

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Burlington Metro Area, VT

Social Thinking Burlington Conference

May 7 - 8, 2020

Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke

 

At our Burlington conference you will learn about:

  • Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model
  • Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity

 

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