Michelle Garcia Winner, founder of Social Thinking, will be coming to Bangkok to conduct two workshops: Sunday, 10 September, and Tuesday, 12 September. The venue is NIST International School in Sukhumvit Soi 15.
Social Thinking® is an approach to supporting students to understand and communicate more effectively with others. The practical frameworks and strategies help people to learn to interpret and respond to abstract social information and produce social skills for use in the classroom, home and community.
This workshop will be useful for teachers/allied educators from mainstream and special needs schools, speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, autism specialists, psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, pediatricians, physicians, social workers, teacher assistants and parents/caregivers of students with social thinking challenges.
Michele Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, specializes in the treatment of individuals with social learning challenges and is the founder and CEO of Social Thinking®, a company dedicated to helping individuals from four through adulthood develop their social competencies to meet their personal social goals. Michelle coined the term “SocialThinking” in the mid-1990s and since then, she has created numerous unique treatment frameworks and curricula that help educators, clinicians, professionals of all types ,and parents/family members appreciate that social capabilities are integral to a person’s success in life, socially, academically and professionally.
She explains, “We will dissect the hidden rules, contemplate how social rules change with age, and discuss how social problem solving is at the heart of social skills, and affect show one interpret sand responds to social-academic information and assignments. Social Thinking has developed a large range of treatment strategies, and attendees will walk away with a number of them, including those for helping students avoid ‘the blurt’, cope with ‘boring moments’, and develop conversational language. Additionally, we will focus much of our attention on the ILAUGH Model of Social Thinking. The ILAUGH model is an acronym to represent treatment idea sand research related to: Initiating communication, Listening with thee yes and brain, Abstracting and inferencing, Understanding perspective, Getting the gist, and Humor & human relationships.”
For more information on the approach, please visit the Social Thinking website.
Register for the event here.