What is Social Thinking
Day E - Information and Agenda
Implementing Social Thinking® Concepts and Vocabulary into the School and Home Day: A Day to Develop Team Creativity
Course Outline, Objectives, Speakers, Agenda, Contact Info
This is a favorite course for parents and educators, filled with very practical information that can be infused into home and school environments. Lessons offered are relevant for all school age students; people working with preschoolers and young adults will also benefit from the information presented.
We define many Social Thinking concepts and explain how to apply Social Thinking Vocabulary (STV) across the school and home day. Included are: working as part of a group, the three parts of play, lessons related to abstracting and inferencing information, what it means to share an imagination and more. We discuss how all the concepts and vocabulary work together to teach students how to communicate. As with all of our workshops, clinical examples are used to highlight how to teach these abstract concepts to help make the information more concrete.
Participants will experience working as part of a group by creating one or two of their own lesson plans. The focus of Day E is discussing and brainstorming ways to teach social concepts and vocabulary across a variety of environments. Our goal is to help students carry these ideas out of the treatment room and into their real lives. Hopefully workshop participants will leave the course fully prepared to infuse more Social Thinking concepts into their home or school day.
Social Thinking Vocabulary has become the backbone of the Social Thinking teaching program. Research published in 2008 (Crooke, et al) in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders demonstrated that students were able to generalize vocabulary and social thinking concepts once taught how to think about them. Lessons will be taught in the order they are introduced in Michelle's curriculum, Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School Aged Students (2005). This curriculum has been adopted by school districts in the USA, in Canada, Hong Kong, and in other countries around the world.
This workshop is intended as a more advanced course for adults who have attended one or more of the following workshops:
Have read one or more of the following books:
- Thinking About YOU, Thinking About ME
- Inside Out: What Makes a Person With Cognitive Deficits Tick?
- Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum
Intended audiences: teachers; speech-language pathologists; therapists (MFTs; LCSWs; OTs; PTs); autism specialists; clinical, educational, developmental psychologists; clinical and educational administrators; physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, particularly those in developmental practice; social workers; paraprofessionals; parents and other family members and caregivers of students with social thinking challenges.
Populations to be discussed: School-age students and adults who have social and communication difficulties, including but not limited to those related to high-functioning autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome, NLD, ADHD and undiagnosed challenges. Information presented concentrates on students with near normal to far above normal verbal intelligence (verbal IQs above 70). Most strategies focus on school-age children and adults, although the information is helpful for those living and working with younger children.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the agenda.
Objectives for Day E:
- Participants will be able to describe how teaching Social Thinking and related skills can be done in the classroom during academic and social tasks.
- Participants will be able to define five different Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts.
- Participants will be able to describe how Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts facilitate generalization across settings.
- Participants will create a lesson plan to teach students about being part of a group.
- Participants will create a lesson plan to teach students how to be more aware of nonverbal and verbal communicative information.
- Participants will describe what is meant by teaching students the concept of the three parts of play.
STTSC Members Available to Present Day E
Michelle Garcia Winner
Register and use appropriate social skills to chat and find a seat! The conference begins at 8:30
Explore how Social Thinking concepts develop the infrastructure for students to meet the educational standards, demonstrating how key these concepts are to reading comprehension, written expression, etc.
Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts: working as part of a group, and developing self-awareness
12:00 to 12:40
Break for Lunch
Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts: social detective, making abstractions and sharing an imagination
Social Thinking Vocabulary that form tools for conversation; explore other ideas that contribute to complex social learning
If you have questions, please contact:
3031 Tisch Way, Suite 800
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 557-8595 ext. 302 Fax (408) 557-8594