Key Topics: Building Social Competencies, Treatment Planning, Self-Regulation

Treatment Frameworks Treatment Frameworks for Interventionists

Part 1 of this two-part series explores

  • A six-step treatment planning tool to guide intervention over time
  • Tools to learn how the social learner currently functions in the complex social world
  • Treatment frameworks to teach how the social world works
  • What it means to help individuals better navigate to self-regulate within the social world


Part 2 of this 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.


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Part 1: Defining Six Aspects of the Treatment Journey

Series Name: Individualizing Social Emotional Learning and Treatment Decision Making

A six-step treatment decision making template is explored for use by parents and professionals (interventionists) to help them individualize and update social emotional treatment services across time. In this course we’ll also explore three different ways the interventionist can use the Social Thinking® Methodology to better understand their students’ social learning needs and help them develop metacognitive strategies to increase their social competencies as they seek to navigate within the complex social world.

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Detailed Description

Who should attend

The social world is complicated—and social emotional learners need different types of socially based information and strategies based on the level of their social learning and their developmental age. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we explore a unique six-step decision making template to guide individualized treatment* planning for those who have begun to use different aspects of our Social Thinking® Methodology.

Central to individualizing treatment planning is to avoid assumptions about what we think social learners understand and why they behave the way they do in social situations. To demystify our students’ needs, we begin by explaining key conceptual frameworks as a way to help interventionists explore more objectively a social learner’s current social competencies and social learning needs.

The methodology also has within it a wide range of treatment frameworks that can be used in isolation or with other frameworks to address different types of social learning needs. This course covers a large variety of information, including but not limited to:

  • Unpacking and practice using the Six Steps for Treatment Decision Making Template
  • Exploring three foundational categories for use in treatment planning and when working with social learners:
    • Tools to explore how your social learner is currently functioning in the social world to plan relevant treatment lessons
    • Treatment frameworks to teach how the social world works
    • Treatment frameworks to guide students to learn how to navigate to self-regulate in the social world
  • Exploring how treatment frameworks and strategies can be used in unison to develop different aspects of social emotional learning
  • Time for Q & A

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.

Building on this course, Part 2 provides information on specific use of treatment tools for different developmental ages. Then we explore longitudinal treatment journeys using our treatment decision making template with two different social learners. The first explores four years of treatment with a girl starting at four years old and how teaching her how the social world works helped her to learn how to work in the social world. The second treatment journey centers on a gifted 13-year-old girl with a history of school phobia and social emotional and executive function learning challenges. Time will be saved at the end of the course for Q & A. Please continue with Part 2: Teaching Different Developmental Ages—Who Needs What When?

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. Use the six-step decision making template to connect outside factors and informal assessment to treatment decisions and journeys.
  2. Describe why individualized treatment starts with learning how the social world works prior to learning to work (navigate to regulate) in the social world.
  3. Explain how the Friendship Pyramid and the 4 Steps of Communication can be bundled in treatment.


  • 1 hour and 20 minutes
    • Review a six-step decision making template to guide the treatment planning process
    • Explore information designed for interventionists to look specifically at how an individual is currently functioning in the abstract social world, including social-academic demands
  • 10-minute Break
  • 1 hour and 40 minutes
    • Explore how a variety of treatment frameworks developed as part of the Social Thinking® Methodology can be used together to help individuals actively learn how the social world works to help them better navigate to regulate in the social world.
  • 30 minute Previously Recorded Q & A Session

Continuing Education Credit

3.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable

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