Join us June 24-26
5 keynotes from dynamic
thought leaders, award-winning authors, and expert practitioners
15th Annual Social Thinking Global Providers’ Online Conference | June 24 - 26, 2022
Fostering Development of Social and Organizational Competencies Through Language, Technology, Visual Tools & Games
Hundreds of educators, therapists, counselors, and parents from around the world will be attending the 15th Annual Global Providers' Online Conference—our most celebrated and unique event of the year! Each day of this special 3-day online conference can be purchased separately, and your registration includes access to the recorded replay through July 25, 2022.
You're invited to join us for five different keynotes on an array of topics from innovative thought leaders, award-winning authors, and expert practitioners over the span of three remarkable days. Specialists in motivating and supporting social learners from ages four through adult, these dynamic keynote speakers will explore a variety of practical ways for interventionists to use specific Social Thinking vocabulary, self-reflective language, technology, visual tools, and therapeutic games to engage and motivate students in developing their social emotional learning and organizational skills.
You’ll walk away with cutting-edge information, evidence-based best practices, practical tools, and explicit strategies to support your students and clients in meeting their self-identified social, academic, and career goals.
Be part of a truly special, annual event where you’ll find inspiration, empowerment, community, unique information, and spot-on teaching and ideas you’ll only experience here.
June 24, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 12:40 PM Pacific
3.5 hours of training with 2 keynotes
Day 1: Sarah Ward, an internationally recognized expert and dynamic speaker on executive functions kicks off Day 1, followed by Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke, co-developers of the Social Thinking Methodology.
Executive functions are important for developing social and organizational competencies throughout our daily activities. While it may be obvious that social and organizational learning helps us to work in groups and acquire academic information, these same core competencies help us socially problem solve within and across our daily lives. Social and organizational awareness, prioritizing, and goal setting to then develop and carry out realistic action plans are some of the many concepts we expect students to acquire without direct instruction. In this course, you’ll learn how to use specific language, tech tools & strategies to foster development of situational awareness, mental time travel, self-awareness, and self-evaluation—all of which contribute to personal self-regulation.
June 25, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 12:40 PM Pacific
3.5 hours of training with 2 keynotes
Day 2: Sean Sweeney returns to the Providers' Conference to kick off Day 2, followed by Allison King and her team of expert practitioners from Social Thinking-Stevens Creek clinic.
Students often find technology and games of all sorts to be motivating and fun. Our goal as interventionists is to use these engaging tools to foster their metacognitive awareness of group think. On this day, you’ll discover specific digital tools to motivate and support your students/clients’ social learning of key concepts to enhance their perspective taking, working together in groups, and forming stronger social connections. You’ll also learn best practices for selecting and implementing games to better support students’ quest to learn strategies toward accomplishing their self-identified goals.
June 26, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 12:40 PM Pacific
3.5 hours of training
Day 3: Dynamic practitioners and award-winning coauthors Kari Zweber Palmer and Ryan Hendrix team up again for the final keynote of the conference
The same social thinking abilities required to relate effectively to others are also essential for success in academics. We’ll explore the use of concepts within the Social Thinking Methodology that can be used from the start of a new school year or any time in between. This course explains how to set up for social connection and academic success in schools. Review core strategies and tools to support students in learning more about the social world around them and navigating to regulate to meet their own needs and social goals. We’ll focus on practical strategies and ideas for use in classrooms, as well as schoolwide implementation, building a bridge between environments and people to support the social mind and learning across a student’s day.