February 14, 2019 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Social Thinking is Flexible Thinking! Strategies for home and school
This presentation is designed to teach parents frameworks, concepts, and strategies so that they may better understand the social learning experience and what it looks like across the day. Attendees will gain new insights into the power of their own social emotional intelligence as they explore a variety of tools and strategies to help their loved ones process and respond to social information.
Social Thinking is a language based approach and so is most helpful to individuals with average language and learning abilities. We best serve students who are using language to learn versus those who are still learning language.
At Social Thinking®, our mission is to help people develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. We create unique treatment frameworks and strategies to help individuals as young as four and across the lifespan develop their social thinking and social skills to meet their personal social goals. Our educational concepts, frameworks and strategies help people interpret and respond to social information and situational expectations regardless of culture, age, religion, race, socio-economic status, mental health diagnoses, etc. Our sessions (both group and individual) provide opportunities for our clients to explore concepts and develop tools to address the areas of: perspective taking, personal problem solving, self-advocacy, organizational skills, and social communication as it relates to a variety of contexts including; home, school, work environments, social and romantic relationships.
Allison King is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Anthropology, and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arizona. After graduation, Allison continued to explore the intriguing world of Social Thinking while working for a residential transition program for young adults focused on independent living and social communication skills, and by facilitating social groups for adolescents and young adults. In 2012, she accepted the position of Social Cognitive Therapist at Social Thinking-Stevens Creek, and has spent the past seven years helping tweens and teens, young and mature adults to navigate the often murky and confusing social world. Allison likes to hone her techniques and approaches on her husband and 5 year old daughter, who affectionately refer to this experience as “being Social Thunk”.
This will be a great presentation, please join us!
Meetings are an opportunity for parents to meet informally and to share ideas, experiences and information. New families and caregivers are always welcome. Those who wish to share or simply listen are invited to attend. PHP provides a forum for parents and professionals to get information.Kat is the autism support group facilitator, she started her journey with autism 10 years ago when she and her husband received their son’s diagnosis. She didn’t know anyone with a child that had autism and PHP’s Autism Support Group was a lifeline for her. She recently started a blog (www.StrivingMamas.com) to share her experience with other moms that have kids with autism. She is looking forward to meeting everyone at the meetings!There is a collection of excellent materials available on Autism Spectrum Disorder available for check-out at the PHP Resource Library for both parents and professionals.