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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Social Thinking Workshop September 2014 in Calgary

Social Thinking Workshop

Kari Palmar, presenter and co-author of Inflexible Flexible You, will begin by setting the foundation and talk through the following concepts:  What is social?  What is the difference between teaching social skills and social thinking?  How does social typically develop (info supported by research) and what happens when it does not?  We then explore the learning style of a child with a social cognitive challenge.  

This foundational knowledge will be something referred back to throughout the two days. Attending 2 days of this amazing Social Thinking conference, gives the foundation.  The rest of Day 1 (and the following day) then weaves between theory and developmental information and very practical strategies and ideas to take back to homes, classrooms, community, and private practice settings.  

At the end of both days, attendees will feel they have many ideas they can implement immediately. It is found that best learning occurs when weaving back and forth between theory and practical ideas instead of dividing up into 2 separate courses.  You do not want to miss either day!!!!

We know that the students and children in our lives are complicated!  In many cases, the knowledge and training in working with this population is very limited.  To truly serve this group, we have to understand the depth and complexity of their challenges.  But where do we start with a social cognitive challenge?  What do we treat?  How do we do it?  And understanding that there is such wide variation with our students and children.  Because the nature of the challenges are complex, two days will give you the time to explain and explore answers to all of these questions.  Social Thinking is widely known for taking the complex, abstract nature of teaching social and boiling it down to user friendly teaching for both professionals, parents, families, and students.

SPECIAL!!!!  PARENTS AND FAMILIES...
We are so excited to bring Kari Palmer to Calgary to share her wealth of knowledge about social communication and social thinking.  In further communications with Kari, it has become aware to us how this conference may be exceptionally beneficial to parents and your families. She plans to set the foundation by discussing what social thinking is, the difference between social skills and social thinking and to explain how social thinking typically develops.  From there Kari will provide practical strategies that can be implemented immediately.  In an effort to make this course more economical for families we would like to offer a discounted rate for parents and family members of $350 for early bird registration and $375 for regular registration.

Please feel free to share with your colleagues, teachers, and families!!!

Brochure found here.

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