Key Topics: Building Social Competencies, Social Emotional Learning Treatment, Metacognitive Strategies

Treatment Frameworks Teaching Different Developmental Ages

Part 2 of this two-part series explores

  • Social Thinking® Methodology materials to help you become more familiar with who needs what type social emotional learning when
  • Strategies to guide a social learner’s social awareness and self-awareness
  • One clinician’s treatment planning based on a specific social learner’s strengths, learning needs, motivations, and team goals.


Part 1 of this two-part series explores a six-step decision-making template to help parents and professionals individualize social emotional treatment services. Three different types of treatment frameworks within the Social Thinking® Methodology will also be discussed to better understand social learning needs and help develop metacognitive strategies to increase social competencies.


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: Teaching Different Developmental Ages—Who Needs What When?

Series Name: Individualizing Social Emotional Learning and Treatment Decision Making

This second part of a two-part series focuses on teaching tools available for social learners across differing developmental ages. Attendees will discuss treatment pathways for younger students and how these needs transform and change with developmental age and evolving social emotional self-regulatory expectations. Two different treatment journeys are reviewed using the six-step decision making template explored in Part 1. Clinicians discuss how and why treatment choices were made, what was taught to the social learner, and how the sessions evolved based on student responses.

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Detailed Description

Who should attend

A terrific aspect of the Social Thinking ® Methodology is that it is packed with tools to inform both interventionists and the individuals they work or live with about how the social world works and how to learn to navigate to self-regulate toward improved social competencies for use in that world.

On the other hand, interventionists can feel overwhelmed by how complex the social world is and how each student functions uniquely within it, even when same-age students share similar diagnostic labels or eligibility categories.

This treatment* course addresses the unique learning needs of different age groups as social emotional learning continues to change shape and evolve across each social learner’s life, whether school-age or adult.

During this treatment course, we show how Social Thinking treatment frameworks and Social Thinking Vocabulary can be used together to teach different lessons on core concepts to foster understanding of how the social world works. A spotlight will focus on specific metacognitive tools designed for different age groups.

Two different treatment journeys, one a four-year longitudinal study of a child beginning at four years old and another of a school-phobic 13-year-old, are explored in some detail. Using core lessons provided within the Social Thinking Methodology, the clinician highlights initial treatment needs based on student and family values, treatment choices made by the clinician, and how the treatment program continued to evolve based on how each social learner responded to the intervention.

Each treatment journey concludes with a Q & A session to allow active participation from our online audience.

Course Content Disclosure:
This course does not teach about any other methodologies or programs aside from the Social Thinking Methodology.

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

This second course is designed to follow the first course of this two-part series. Part 1: Defining Six Aspects of the Treatment Journey explores the decision-making template and treatment frameworks that will be mentioned but not further explained in this second course.

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

A two-part series on Treatment Frameworks

The Social Thinking® Methodology provides a large array of treatment frameworks and concepts to guide interventionists (parents and professionals) in how to promote social emotional learning about how the social world works to become more competent navigating and self-regulating within it. In this two-part online series, attendees will explore the use of a six-step decision making template to define and update the treatment planning, as well as learn how to combine different treatment frameworks and concepts within our methodology to promote individualized social emotional learning across different developmental ages.

Individualizing Social Emotional Learning and Treatment Decision Making

Part 1: Defining Six Aspects of the Treatment Journey
Part 2: Teaching Different Developmental Ages—Who Needs What When?

Series Content Disclosure:
This course does not teach about any other methodologies or programs aside from the Social Thinking Methodology.

Learning Objectives and Agenda


Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain why one core set of lessons cannot be used by all social learners within the same school, clinic, or home when it comes to developing social competencies.
  2. Explain how the metacognitive concepts of developing awareness, the use of one’s inner coach, and active avoidance of one’s self-defeater trap are taught differently to primary and secondary social learners.
  3. Describe how art can be used to promote metacognitive self-awareness of a teenager.


  • 1 hour
    • Explore treatment frameworks and concepts within the Social Thinking® Methodology for different developmental ages
  • 5-minute Break
  • 1 hour and 10 minutes
    • Explore treatment choices and tools used across a four-year longitudinal treatment journey of a child beginning at four years old
    • Observe how this child’s knowledge of the social world builds into her ability to better navigate to self-regulate within the social world
    • Q & A session
  • 5-minute Break
  • 1 hour and 20 minutes
    • Review highlights from a nine-month treatment journey of bright 13-year-old school phobic social learner with a history of social emotional learning and executive function challenges
    • Explore the treatment choices and tools used to help her re-enter school
    • Q & A session

Continuing Education Credit

3.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable

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