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"Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model", "The Social Thinking Informail Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies" (kinder - young adult) & "Social Detective, Superflex, and Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning"

  • 16 Mar 2016
  • 18 Mar 2016
  • Double Tree by Hiltong - 455 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591

Wednesday, March 16th

Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model (kinder - young adult)

Discover an array of strategies that bolster social learning and support the Common Core/State Standards! Explore lessons to make the abstract social world more concrete and understandable. Through the ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking learn how social ability impacts academic success. Uncover how challenges in social communication, executive functioning and perspective taking impact written expression, reading comprehension, organizational skills, and working in a group; and learn strategies to improve all of the above! Rounding out the day: learn essential tips for effective IEP goal writing and data keeping.

What You Will Learn

  1. Explain how teaching "think with your eyes" is different from simply teaching good eye contact.
  2. Explain why a person with social learning deficits may have reading comprehension problems in the classroom.
  3. Distinguish and describe the difference between a useful IEP goal and one that is of little benefit.
  4. Describe how the use of spiral bound strategy cards can facilitate teaching how to initiate communication.
  5. Explain how gestalt processing relates to written expression and organizational skills.
  6. Describe a strategy to help students avoid blurting. 

    Thursday, March 17th
    The Social Thinking Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies (kinder - young adult)
    Delve into the inner mind of a person with social learning challenges. Our Informal Dynamic Assessment is designed to uncover why an individual may struggle to work in a group or interpret information. Use the results to tailor treatment* plans and track progress. Through video clips and discussion learn central concepts for running effective Social Thinking treatment groups and lessons to use at home. Finally, explore three core Social Thinking strategies to use immediately: Social Behavior Mapping, The Friendship Pyramid, and The Spirals of Social Anxiety.

    What You Will Learn

    1. Describe how to assess "thinking with your eyes" and how this is different from identifying what someone is looking at.
    2. Describe the core components of the "Double Interview" and explain how it helps assess perspective taking.
    3. Describe how to fill out each of the four columns on the Social Behavior Map.
    4. Describe the Four Steps of Communication as a primary component to assessing and treating social skill deficits.
    5. Define at least three of five different stages of making friends and how to teach students to advance from one stage to the next.
    6. Explain how the “excuse bucket” impacts an individual’s ability to teach their brain new concepts and skills.
    Friday, March 18th
    Social Detective, Superflex®, and Friends Take On Social Emotional Learning( kinder - 8th grade)

    You've asked for this day! Learn how to effectively use two of our key teaching materials: our award-winning first book in the Superflex series, You are a Social Detective! and our Superflex Curriculum to boost social awareness, social learning, and self-regulation. Lessons support Social and Emotional Learning, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Response to Intervention. These books are designed for elementary school-age children, but we explain how to modify them for use with slightly older and younger kids. Interactive, creative group activities abound in this conference to help our kids transform from 'Me' thinkers to 'We' thinkers!

    What You Will Learn

    1. Define the concept of 'hidden rules' and its importance for self-monitoring and behavioral regulation.
    2. Explain why we modify the Superflex Curriculum for K-2nd graders so that they are not asked to defeat their Unthinkables.
    3. Describe how Superflex teaches self-awareness, self-monitoring and self-control to 3rd-5th graders.
    4. Explain how Superflex's Five Point Power Plan helps to foster deeper social learning for 3-5th graders.
    5. Explain how You are a Social Detective! and Superflex can be used in social-academic lessons that relate to the Common Core/State Standards (e.g. Speaking and Listening, Reading Literature and Writing) for all elementary school grades.
    6. Describe how using Social Thinking Vocabulary with all students (school wide), and using the curricula You are A Social Detective and Superflex help to forward the mission of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

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