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American Speech Language Hearing Convention 2017

Join us at the 2017 ASHA Convention in Los Angeles!

We’re honored to be giving five presentations at this year’s American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention November 9–11, 2017. Join us and more than 15,000 attendees, hundreds of exhibitions, short courses, and speakers as we explore the latest treatment innovations, research, products, and more.


We’ll be at BOOTH 1045—be sure to stop by and say hi, grab a Superflex Unthinkable magnet made specially for ASHA, and pick up a copy of our first-ever product catalog (30+ full-color pages explaining which products are right for you)! Of course, we’ll also have all our products available to peruse and order at our booth.


Don’t miss these talks by Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crooke, and the Social Thinking team! (Hint: Bookmark this page for quick reference during the convention!)


Thursday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Are “Private Events” Really Private? The Power of Social Thought to Develop Social Competencies 
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LA Convention Center Petree D (Lvl 1)
Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke


Friday, Nov. 10, 8–10 a.m.
Finding the Forest Rather than Trees: The Role of Social Attention, Self-Awareness & Social-Executive Functioning 
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LA Convention Center Petree C (Lvl 1)
Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke


Friday, Nov. 10, 8–10 a.m.
Teaching Multiple-Order Intentionality Through Play: What Does an SLP Need to Know? 
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Marriott Gold 1
Nancy Tarshis, Kari Zweber Palmer, and Ryan Hendrix


Friday, Nov. 10, 1–3 p.m.
ASD Treatment: CBT, mental health Problems & Working with Students Who Are Deemed “Uncooperative” 
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Marriott Diamond 4
Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke


Saturday, Nov. 11, 8–10 a.m.
Informal Dynamic Assessment Tasks to Explore Students’ Social Pragmatic Abilities in Real Time 
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LA Convention Center Room 518, (Lvl 2)
Michelle Garcia Winner


Who’s speaking:


Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP is the founder of Social Thinking and specializes in the treatment of individuals with social learning challenges. She is a therapist, writer, and international speaker. Michelle was honored with a Congressional Recognition Award for her work in the field of social learning. She helps educators, mental health professionals, and parents appreciate how social thinking and social skills are integral to a person’s success.


Pamela Crooke, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is Social Thinking’s Chief Strategy Officer and the Director of Social Thinking Training & Speakers Collaborative. She is also a clinician and trainer at the Social Thinking Center in California. She is an international speaker and is the co-author of four award-winning books. Pamela has served on the clinical faculty of three universities and worked in public schools for 15 years.


Ryan Hendrix, MS, CCC-SLP is a Social Cognitive Therapist at Social Thinking Stevens Creek in San Jose and a private therapist in San Francisco, California. Her diverse caseload experience includes preschool-age children through young adults with varying levels of social cognitive learning challenges. She is a co-author of the We Thinkers! series curricula and storybooks.


Kari Zweber Palmer, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in the Social Thinking Methodology. She works at her private practice, Changing Perspectives, in Excelsior, Minnesota and serves as a Social Thinking consultant in schools. She is a co-author of the We Thinkers! series curricula and storybooks.


Nancy Tarshis, MA, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who co-founded the practice Altogether Social in New York City. She supervises speech pathologists, lectures to medical residents and psychology interns, and serves as adjunct clinical instructor at several graduate schools. She is a co-author of the We Thinkers! series curricula and storybooks.

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