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Livestream-Recorded Conference “Chicago” 8:30 am - 3:45 pm CT | April 28 - 30, 2020

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Continuing education is available. Decisions are based on information received from the education approval agencies.


CE credit is available for everyone who qualifies during the livestream event. Recorded events are pre-approved for ASHA CEUs for SLPs.


Social Workers, School and Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, LMFTs: CE credit will only be available if you watch the event live. The recorded version of the livestream will not be eligible for CE for these professions.


Please click the "CE Credit" link in the tabbed table below each event date to learn more about Continuing education as it relates to your profession.


How will you get access to certificates of attendance and/or CE certificate(s)?


Livestream:
Immediately following livestream course, an email will be sent with a questionnaire about whether you attended this event. If you did, you will be asked to fill out the course evaluation. Upon submitting that back to our office, we will send a follow-up email providing you with further links to access Certificate of Attendance and CE certificates or forms. You will receive an email for each course day you registered to attend.


Recorded livestream content:
We will send out the same type of emails described under the “livestream” to those who had the option to watch the livestream events. If you watched the recorded content, please fill out the questionnaire and survey. We will then send the follow-up email with the Certificate of Attendance, and information will be available at that time to SLPs to submit their ASHA paperwork to our office to register for their ASHA CEUs. Remember, no type of mental health professional is approved to receive CEs from watching any recorded content from the livestream.

Who Should Attend

The Social Thinking Methodology is used by a wide variety of professionals; 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.


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Tuesday April 28, 2020

The Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies

ages 5 - young adult

Delve into the mind of a person with social learning challenges! Our Social Thinking Informal Dynamic Assessment includes four unique assessment tasks, shown through video, to uncover how individuals process and respond to social information in real time. Then, learn strategies to improve social competencies to use in treatment plans and/or at home. Finally, explore two core Social Thinking frameworks and strategies for use at home and school: Social Behavior Mapping and the Friendship Pyramid and related ideas for expanding treatment using these tools.
Description

Keeping it real and keeping it fun!
Livestream events are special because they allow the livestream viewers to post questions the presenter(s) may answer live on the air or in writing. The presenters will also be modifying parts of their core content and strategies to address some of the issues we are all dealing with during this global pandemic. Humor, as always, will be embedded throughout the course, and it is possible for us to have a special few minutes with some of the children in your home who may be coming in and watching parts of the livestream with you!


We begin the day by exploring how to better understand the minds of individuals with social learning challenges when traditional standardized tests fall short. We introduce the Social Thinking Informal Dynamic Assessment (ST-IDA), a series of tasks with corresponding templates described in Michelle Garcia Winner's book Thinking About You Thinking About Me, 2nd Edition. The dynamic tasks included in the ST-IDA examine the way the individual approaches social communication, executive functioning, and problem solving in real time. The ST-IDA can be a useful tool for initial or three-year testing and can provide valuable insight to all members of the educational or support team.


Results of the ST-IDA can help to uncover the link between social thinking challenges and social and academic learning. We provide a detailed checklist for two assessment tasks, which serves as a catalyst to guide more meaningful observations. Deeper observations, in turn, lead to developing more meaningful treatment* programs. Discussion related to the video footage of the informal assessment tasks will highlight how stakeholders (e.g., parents, diagnosticians, paraprofessionals, teachers, counselors, therapists, etc.) can work more effectively with those we aim to help. Parents and professionals applaud the highly practical nature of this workshop.


In the afternoon, we will review two practical treatment frameworks. The first, Social Behavior Mapping (SBM), is a visual framework that teaches social responsibility by highlighting that social expectations occur in a given context based on the situation and people. SBM enables individuals to discover what is expected or unexpected in a social situation while also learning the impact their behavior has on others’ feelings. How others feel about our behavior also impacts how they treat us and ultimately affects our own feelings! SBM has been widely adopted for use with all ages. This core Social Thinking treatment framework reflects our cognitive behavioral teaching style. Audience members will create their own Social Behavior Map as part of the training.


To help individuals understand the difference between friendly and friendship we have a visual treatment framework called the Friendship Pyramid. We will delve into five different levels of relationship development starting with the importance of initiating and responding to greetings with people who are not “friends.”


To round out the day, we will describe a four-phase social competency pathway to guide our students as they engage in a social learning process.


*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.

What You Will Learn
Schedule
CE Credit

Click here to see detailed Continuing Education Information by Profession


How will you get access to certificates of attendance and/or CE certificate(s)?


Livestream:
Immediately following the livestream course, an email will be sent with a questionnaire about whether you attended this event. If you did, you will be asked to fill out the course evaluation. Upon submitting that back to our office, we will send a follow-up email providing you with further links to access Certificate of Attendance and CE certificates or forms. You will receive an email for each course day you registered to attend.


Recorded livestream content:
We will send out the same type of emails described under the “livestream” to those who had the option to watch the livestream events. If you watched the recorded content, please fill out the questionnaire and survey. We will then send the follow-up email with the Certificate of Attendance, and information will be available at that time to SLPs to submit their ASHA paperwork to our office to register for their ASHA CEUs. Remember, no type of mental health professional is approved to receive CEs from watching any recorded content from the livestream.

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Wednesday April 29, 2020

Six Steps to Organize Practical Treatment Ideas for Building Social Competencies

ages 4 - adult

Treatment planning to foster the development of social competencies can be complicated the social world is complex! In this course, we explore a unique six-step decision-making template to guide individualized treatment planning to foster social development and social competencies across different types of social learners.


We will explore conceptual and treatment frameworks and strategies from the Social Thinking Methodology as we learn how to understand and teach about how the social world works prior to expecting individuals to work (navigate to regulate) in the social world.


On this unique day we will also explore how to bundle or layer different treatment tools within and across different teaching sessions. Participants will be encouraged to apply the information gained in the workshop to one or more individuals with whom they live or work. Enjoy lots of hands-on participation and learning from your own and others’ treatment journeys in this course!

Description

Keeping it real and keeping it fun!
Livestream events are special because they allow the livestream viewers to post questions the presenter(s) may answer live on the air or in writing. The presenters will also be modifying parts of their core content and strategies to address some of the issues we are all dealing with during this global pandemic. Humor, as always, will be embedded throughout the course, and it is possible for us to have a special few minutes with some of the children in your home who may be coming in and watching parts of the livestream with you!


Treatment planning to foster the development of social competencies can be complicated as the social world is complex! In this course, we explore a unique six-step decision-making template to guide individualized treatment planning to foster social development across different types of social learners.


We will begin by explaining key conceptual frameworks from the Social Thinking Methodology as a way to help interventionists understand the social learning needs of a variety of learners. We will provide a problem-solving and planning template to teach about how the social world works prior to expecting individuals to work (navigate to regulate) in the social world.


Treatment sessions require the interventionist incorporate many different islands of knowledge to bring alive a treatment plan. In this course, we will explore how to bundle and layer treatment concepts, frameworks, and strategies from the Social Thinking Methodology. The combination of treatment tools will be anchored on a social learner’s age, personality, social learning strengths/challenges, developmental abilities, and mental health challenges.


Finally, we will review a planning and treatment journey to demonstrate the six-step process over time. Join us and practice using your own clients or students to organize your own decision-making to select practical tools to foster the development of social competencies. Enjoy lots of hands-on participation and learning in this course!


  • Unpack and practice using the Six Steps for Treatment* Decision-Making template
  • Organize your treatment planning according to our two new foundational categories: how the social world works and how to work (navigate to regulate) in the social world. These categories will help you identify which practical frameworks from the Social Thinking Methodology to use to support the needs of your varying social learners.
  • Review the layers of evidence supporting the Social Thinking Methodology and connect the layers of evidence to the treatment planning process.
  • Explore a conceptual framework, the Social Thinking–Social Competency Model (SCM), to guide treatment based on needs. We will demonstrate how the SCM intersects with the Social Thinking Social Learning Tree.
  • Explore how treatment frameworks and strategies can be used in unison to develop different aspects of social-emotional learning.
  • Discover how the same treatment frameworks and strategies can be used differently for individuals based on age and social learning development.

*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.

What You Will Learn
Schedule
CE Credit

Click here to see detailed Continuing Education Information by Profession


How will you get access to certificates of attendance and/or CE certificate(s)?


Livestream:
Immediately following the livestream course, an email will be sent with a questionnaire about whether you attended this event. If you did, you will be asked to fill out the course evaluation. Upon submitting that back to our office, we will send a follow-up email providing you with further links to access Certificate of Attendance and CE certificates or forms. You will receive an email for each course day you registered to attend.


Recorded livestream content:
We will send out the same type of emails described under the “livestream” to those who had the option to watch the livestream events. If you watched the recorded content, please fill out the questionnaire and survey. We will then send the follow-up email with the Certificate of Attendance, and information will be available at that time to SLPs to submit their ASHA paperwork to our office to register for their ASHA CEUs. Remember, no type of mental health professional is approved to receive CEs from watching any recorded content from the livestream.

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Thursday April 30, 2020

Social Detective, Superflex®, and Friends Take On Social Emotional Learning

ages 5 - 14

You've asked for this course! Learn how to teach the award-winning You Are a Social Detective! and Superflex curriculum to boost social awareness and self-regulation. We’ll explain the critical scope and sequencing required to teach these materials with fidelity and help your students, clients, and patients improve their social competencies. These books are designed for elementary school children, but we’ll explain how to modify them for use with older kids. Lessons support social emotional learning (SEL) programs, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Response to Intervention (RTI). Interactive, creative group activities abound in this conference! Ultimately, learn how to encourage generalization and social learning for a lifetime.
Description

Keeping it real and keeping it fun!
Livestream events are special because they allow the livestream viewers to post questions the presenter(s) may answer live on the air or in writing. The presenters will also be modifying parts of their core content and strategies to address some of the issues we are all dealing with during this global pandemic. Humor, as always, will be embedded throughout the course, and it is possible for us to have a special few minutes with some of the children in your home who may be coming in and watching parts of the livestream with you!


This interactive course is filled with creative group activities to help your students, clients, and patients move from being “Me” thinkers to “We” thinkers. Join us to explore core treatment* concepts you can use with students from K-12 and learn how lessons connect to academic standards. Our strategies can be used in the mainstream classroom to help everyone improve reading comprehension, written expression, conflict resolution, and work as part of a group. We also discuss the connections between the Social Thinking Methodology and social emotional learning (SEL) programs, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Response to Intervention (RTI).


NOTE: This course focuses on the use of Social Thinking’s books You Are a Social Detective! and Superflex: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum to teach social competencies. Our intention is NOT to market the products, but instead to demonstrate how to teach appropriate scope, sequence, and pacing of the curricula in the manner they were designed. Our hope is to increase the consistency and fidelity in the ways these concepts are taught. If you (or your district or place of employment) are uncomfortable with a full-day course focusing on strategies related to products, please select another course to attend.


Content Disclosure: This course does not teach about any other methodologies or programs aside from the Superflex Curriculum within the Social Thinking Methodology.


*Treatment refers to using conceptual and strategy-based frameworks to help individuals improve their social competencies.

What You Will Learn
Schedule
CE Credit

Click here to see detailed Continuing Education Information by Profession


How will you get access to certificates of attendance and/or CE certificate(s)?


Livestream:
Immediately following the livestream course, an email will be sent with a questionnaire about whether you attended this event. If you did, you will be asked to fill out the course evaluation. Upon submitting that back to our office, we will send a follow-up email providing you with further links to access Certificate of Attendance and CE certificates or forms. You will receive an email for each course day you registered to attend.


Recorded livestream content:
We will send out the same type of emails described under the “livestream” to those who had the option to watch the livestream events. If you watched the recorded content, please fill out the questionnaire and survey. We will then send the follow-up email with the Certificate of Attendance, and information will be available at that time to SLPs to submit their ASHA paperwork to our office to register for their ASHA CEUs. Remember, no type of mental health professional is approved to receive CEs from watching any recorded content from the livestream.

Pricing

Individual/Small Group: Select this option if you are registering Non Professionals and/or up to four Professionals. Prices are per person.

Team/Large Group: Select this option if you are registering five or more Professionals at the SAME TIME. Prices are per person. Our website can only accept one payment per team. If you would like to register a team with separate payments, please download the Registration Form under Ready to Register (below) and submit it to us. All registration info and payments must be received together for the team rate to apply.

CE Credit: Only those registering as Professionals will have access to continuing education credit. CEUs can only be offered to qualifying professionals for the livestream course with the exception of ASHA certified SLPs who will be eligible to earn CEUs when watching both the livestream and the recorded course(s).

 

Orange prices posted below include the early bird 10% off discount and our sale price discount of 30%! 

One low price with a few choices! We're here for you—one low price and you can choose whether you want to watch us through livestream, or as recorded content, or both! Content will be available to you for the two weeks following the livestream event.

Early Bird Price (through JAN 01)

Professional

Professionals are defined as individuals who will use the information presented at the conference as part of their paraprofessional or professional work.
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Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
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Regular 1 Day Professional Price: $269.99

(JAN 02 - APR 30)

Professional

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Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
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      $160.64
    • 2 Day Pass

      Deeper Discount
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      $251.99
      $335.99
      $285.59
    • Full 3 day
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      Deeper Discount
      $428.39
      $356.99
      $475.99
      $404.59

Early Bird Price (through JAN 01)

1 Day Pass

Professional

Professionals are defined as individuals who will use the information presented at the conference as part of their paraprofessional or professional work.
10% Off
$170.09

Non Professional

Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
25% Off
$141.74

1 Day Pass

$151.19

2 Day Pass

Deeper Discount

Professional

Professionals are defined as individuals who will use the information presented at the conference as part of their paraprofessional or professional work.
10% Off
$302.39

Non Professional

Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
25% Off
$251.99

2 Day Pass

Deeper Discount
$268.79

Full 3 day Conference

Deeper Discount

Professional

Professionals are defined as individuals who will use the information presented at the conference as part of their paraprofessional or professional work.
10% Off
$428.39

Non Professional

Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
25% Off
$356.99

Full 3 day Conference

Deeper Discount
$380.79

Early Bird Discount Already Applied

Regular 1 Day Professional Price: $269.99

(JAN 02 - APR 30)

1 Day Pass

Professional

Professionals are defined as individuals who will use the information presented at the conference as part of their paraprofessional or professional work.
10% Off
$188.99

Non Professional

Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
25% Off
$160.64

1 Day Pass

$170.09

2 Day Pass

Deeper Discount

Professional

Professionals are defined as individuals who will use the information presented at the conference as part of their paraprofessional or professional work.
10% Off
$335.99

Non Professional

Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
25% Off
$285.59

2 Day Pass

Deeper Discount
$302.39

Full 3 day Conference

Deeper Discount

Professional

Professionals are defined as individuals who will use the information presented at the conference as part of their paraprofessional or professional work.
10% Off
$475.99

Non Professional

Non Professionals are defined as individuals who are 1. Family members or caregivers assisting those in their care with social learning challenges 2. Students enrolled in an academic program who are training to become a paraprofessional or professional.
25% Off
$404.59

Full 3 day Conference

Deeper Discount
$428.39

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    Tue Apr 28, 2020

    The Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies

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    Six Steps to Organize Practical Treatment Ideas for Building Social Competencies

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    Thu Apr 30, 2020

    Social Detective, Superflex®, and Friends Take On Social Emotional Learning

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