Key Topics: Social Thinking vocabulary, social cognition, self-regulation, metacognitive awareness

Self-Regulation  Self-Regulation and Hope & Social Thinking 101

This course explores:

  • Practical strategies to help guide students/clients to self-regulate and better manage their emotions
  • Core concepts and vocabulary from the Social Thinking Methodology
  • How teaching Social Thinking is different than teaching social skills
  • Three to five strategies associated with the ILAUGH Model


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


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Self-Regulation and Hope & Social Thinking 101

Dr. Pamela Crooke and Michelle Garcia Winner, co-developers of the Social Thinking® Methodology teach key Social Thinking Vocabulary, explore the ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition (including basic strategies associated with each area), and highlight the importance of going “back to basics” for some social learners. You’ll gain strategies for developing metacognitive awareness of self-regulation and discover how these can promote a sense of hope in students/clients and caregivers.

Replay access through July 31, 2023

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Detailed Description

Who should attend

The presenters have modified parts of her core content and strategies to address some of the issues we are all dealing with during this global pandemic. Humor, as always, has been embedded throughout the course, and it is possible for us to have a special few minutes with some of the children in your home who may be coming in and watching parts of the on-demand presentation with you!

Self-Regulation and Hope
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP and founder of the Social Thinking Methodology®

With the pandemic as the backdrop, this keynote will explore core lessons learned and refined over 25 years of clinical practice. We will be highlighting the power of metacognitive awareness, the difference between helplessness and hope, and defining key practical strategies to help guide our students/clients to better manage their emotions and lives–learnings that have perhaps never been more important than now.

Social Thinking® 101
Dr. Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLP

Whether you’re relatively new to the Social Thinking Methodology or are a seasoned practitioner, it’s always a good idea to get a quick refresher about core concepts and vocabulary from time to time. This 90-minute session will provide attendees with an overview of key Social Thinking Vocabulary, the ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition (including basic strategies associated with each area), and the importance of going “back to basics” for some learners.

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.

Learning Objectives and Agenda


Participants will be able to:

Self-Regulation and Hope

  1. Explain why our students/clients do not learn to be helpless and how we can help them learn to pursue “hope."
  2. Describe the power of language in helping our students and clients develop internal reasoning and problem solving.
  3. Explain how to teach flexible thinking to students/clients through the use of a Social Behavior Map to understand shifting social expectations during a pandemic.

Social Thinking® 101

  1. Define how teaching Social Thinking is different than teaching social skills.
  2. Describe three to five strategies associated with the ILAUGH Model.


Self-Regulation and Hope - 1 hour and 12 minutes

Social Thinking® 101 - 1 hour and 32 minutes

Continuing Education Credit

2.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable

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

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Educators
  • ...and others!


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