Social Thinking Conference
November 7th 2018 at Resource for London (N7 6PA)
In our support of children with hearing loss, access to the tangible world of sound isn’t enough. They need to make sense of the social world, to join the dots, between the concrete and the implied. This understanding of meaning, lies more often in the inferred phrase, subtle gesture and assumed understanding of expectations.
Do we understand the roots of their social struggles? Is their lack of ability to take another's perspective making group work a lonely prospect, or is executive functioning standing in the way of making and keeping friends?
Perhaps you feel confident to provide support for language and listening, but at a loss where to start with the social gaps you see. Then this conference is for you.
Meet the speakers...
Our morning keynote speaker's name, Michelle Garcia Winner, is synonymous with Social Thinking. Her critically acclaimed programme is used all around the world to support the development of skills needed to thrive socially and academically.
The Social Thinking Methodology helps individuals with social learning challenges learn how to develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. We create unique treatment frameworks and strategies for those as young as four and across the lifespan develop their social thinking and social skills to meet their personal social goals.
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC is a speech language pathologist who specializes in the treatment of students with social cognitive challenges, which includes diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger syndrome, ADHD/ADD, Twice exceptional and Non-verbal learning disorder, to name a few. She has a private practice in San Jose, California where she works with clients, consults with families and schools and she travels internationally giving workshops as well as being invited to train psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and state policy makers. She presents many different all day workshops and helps to develop programs for schools and classrooms.
Michelle is the founder of Social Thinking® and the related treatment strategies. She has written or co-authored numerous books which are published through Think Social Publishing, inc. Michelle’s goal is to help educators, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors and parents appreciate how social thinking and related social skills are an integral part of students’ academic, vocational and community success. She was featured as a Social Thinking therapist in the 2016 Sundance Premiere Documentary; Life, Animated. She was honored with a “Congressional Special Recognition Award” in 2008. Michelle believes we can all do far more to understand the social learning process and how we can teach more of these concepts to all students.
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Nov 15, 2018