Key Topics: Social Thinking Concepts & Vocabulary, Self-Regulation, Social Behavior Mapping

Social Thinking Vocabulary Social Thinking Vocabulary The Social World
Instructor: Pamela Crooke

Part 2 of this two-part series explores

  • Strategies to use Social Thinking Vocabulary to make abstract social concepts more concrete
  • Treatment examples for guiding social learners to build social competencies in conversations, executive functions, self-regulation, perspective taking, and more

 

Part 1 of this two-part series introduces two core treatment frameworks, multiple tools, and practical strategies as part of the Social Thinking® Methodology’s concrete vocabulary. Discover social emotional learning strategies for teaching how the social world works to guide treatment planning.

 

3.5 hours of training and CE credit available for select professionals. For any special accommodations or assistance with resources email us.

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Part 2: Strategies and Concepts for How to Navigate to Regulate in the Social World

Series Name: Social Thinking Vocabulary and Strategies

Please note that this course begins promptly at 9:00 am Pacific Time. Using concrete social emotional vocabulary and frameworks, we teach strategies for social learners to navigate (to regulate) in the social world. In this second half of this series, learn additional Social Thinking Vocabulary to make abstract social concepts more concrete. We describe treatment* examples for guiding children, students or clients to build social competencies in conversations, executive functions, self-awareness, self-regulation, perspective taking, and flexible thinking.

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Detailed Description

Who should attend

Understanding how the social world works forms the foundation for learning how to navigate to regulate in the social world, whether alone or sharing space with others. This course, Part 2 of The Social World series, provides practical tools and logical examples of how to teach social learners how to navigate (to regulate) within the social world through the lens of social responsibility and learning about one’s own and others’ social thinking.


We investigate how to teach conversational language by deconstructing the components, including how people share an imagination in the process. Attendees will also take a deeper look at how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are linked to social situations, the people present, and what is happening through the *treatment-based framework called Social Behavior Mapping. Attendees will also learn strategies for dealing with the size of the problem, flexible thinking, and self-regulation as we consider how to think more deeply about social concepts required for navigation and regulation in school, home, and online learning environments.


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


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.

About this Series

The Social World

Using the 4 Steps of Communication and the Social Thinking–Social Competency Model as a backdrop, attendees will learn about the role of social attention, interpretation, problem solving, and social responses as part of navigating the social world. We explore how to teach, and learn the evidence base for, core treatment* frameworks and a handful of unique and practical strategies based on the Social Thinking Vocabulary. Attendees will learn how one’s social attention to the situation and people in the situation can encourage understanding of the expected behaviors for that social context. We also describe ways to teach interpreting and responding by making smart guesses to discover hidden social rules and the relationship to social emotional learning.


In The Social World – Part 1: Practical Vocabulary and Concepts for Teaching How It Works of this two-part series, we introduce two core treatment frameworks and a handful of concrete Social Thinking Vocabulary to use with individuals of different ages and social learning abilities. Learn practical ways to make abstract social concepts more concrete to give social learners a clear pathway to understanding social expectations. Understand the foundation of evidence underlying the tools.


In The Social World – Part 2: Practical Vocabulary and Concepts to Navigate to Regulate you will learn additional Social Thinking Vocabulary to make abstract social concepts more concrete. We describe treatment examples for guiding social learners to build social competencies in conversations, executive functions, self-awareness, self-regulation, perspective taking, and flexible thinking.


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

Learning Objectives and Agenda

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how sharing an imagination is connected to the fourth step (i.e., language) in the Four Steps of Communication and the reasoning underlying the order.
  2. Describe an activity that uses visual supports for teaching individuals the three language components of a conversation: add-a-thought, ask questions, and supportive comments.
  3. Describe two examples of lessons using tele-education or teletherapy to teach concepts or vocabulary from the Social Thinking® Methodology.
  4. Explain what is meant by the Social Emotional Chain Reaction and give one example of how to teach it.

Agenda

This agenda may change without notice.

  • 9:00-10:15
    • Explore how to teach social language to encourage conversation.
    • Discuss the deeper role vocabulary in triggering concepts.
  • 10:15–10:30 Break
  • 10:30–12:40
    • Discover tools for teaching social self-regulation, emotional understanding, emotion compression, with mention of the Superflex and The Zones of Regulation curricula.
    • Q & A

Continuing Education Credit

3.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable

Earn Continuing Education Credit

Click here to see detailed Continuing Education Information by Profession and by State

When you register as a Professional for a livestream or recorded event sponsored by Social Thinking (i.e., the conference has a dedicated page on our website) you gain access to CE credit at no additional cost. Find your profession below to learn about your CE options. Each course provides 3.5 hours of instruction and each attendee will be given a certificate of attendance and a course agenda as proof of participation. For information about CE credit offered by livestream or recorded events NOT sponsored by Social Thinking, please contact the sponsoring organization.


 

We are proud to provide access to continuing education credit for:


  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Educators
  • Social Workers (Approval Pending)
  • Counselors
  • Clinical and School Psychologists (Approval Pending)
  • ...and others!


Livestream Events Accessing Certificates of Attendance and/or CE certificate(s)
Immediately following the livestream course, an email will be sent with a questionnaire to verify your attendance. 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 a separate email for each course day you registered to attend. An online form will be available to SLPs at that time to submit their ASHA info to claim ASHA CEUs.

 

 

Recorded Livestream Events Accessing Certificates of Attendance and/or CE certificate(s)
Following the expiration of the recording, we will send an email with a questionnaire. 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. An online form will be available to SLPs at that time to submit their ASHA info to claim ASHA CEUs.


Remember, mental health professionals can only receive CE credit if they watched the live version of the courses (approval is pending). The recorded copy is not eligible for mental health CE credit.

 

 

Contact your licensing and/or certification organization
We are approved to offer access to CE credit in many instances. Because state requirements can change without notice, we recommend contacting your regulatory board or licensing organization to verify course approval to be 100% confident you can earn CE credit for our courses. Please note that licensing and/or certification organizations have varying requirements that must be fulfilled to earn CE credit for attending a continuing education event.


If your profession is not listed, we recommend you contact your licensing organization to determine whether they will approve our courses. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and agenda for each course as proof of participation.

 

Click here to see detailed Continuing Education Information by Profession and by State

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