Speech and Language Pathologist
Processing and applying social information is the intriguing world of social cognition. It’s a place in our interactions where success is golden and non-mastery is day after day, friend after friend failure. Many parents educators and therapists have been trying to effect a change for their students with these difficulties, but even grasping the starting concepts can be difficult.
Join Catherine on February 1, 2016 at the Inclusive Practices, Episode #5 Professional Learning. Info and Registration here
That is, from wherever our starting point may be, how can we be more intelligent, considerate and successful in interaction?
Consider a person who keeps missing the point or the moment, doesn’t read the signs, makes bad choices in interactions, doesn’t ‘follow’, doesn’t get the big picture, doesn’t pick up on the cues, doesn’t make or hold connections, doesn’t recognise these difficulties etc. this is poor social function. It’s distressing, disruptive and can be so pervasive that it affects all interactions.
The groundbreaking Social Thinking ® work is registered to and was developed by Michelle Garcia Winner in the 1990s.
It is aimed at near average to high IQ students and offers brilliant strategies for supporting people with social communication deficits. It gives great direction, methods and resources for those many students we may not have been able to reach in other ways.
The presentation on February 1, 2016 introduces the Social Thinking terminology, philosophy and resources.
If we can take these concepts into our shared understanding and strengthen our grasp on this topic then together we can support our students to find more social success. It’s an offer of something better for individuals, for friendships and for families.