ACT - Autism Community Training
Presented by Kari Zweber Palmer and Ryan Hendrix from the Social Thinking Training and Speakers’ Collaborative, San Jose, California.
Day 1 – Teaching Social Thinking® through Stories and Play
An introduction to the development that underlie social learning in preschool and early elementary aged children. What looks like pure fun has important social consequences for the developing mind; the ability to participate in collaborative pretend play depends upon having a flexible brain, competent language ability, self regulation, and solid social-emotional development, as well as the executive function skills to integrate all of the above!
Day 2 – What Does Play Have to Do with Classroom Learning? Exploring Social Executive Functioning and Social Emotional Learning for Early Learners
Social executive functioning is at the heart of developing Shared, Collaborative, Interactive Play (SCIP). On this day the focus is on moving from the five basic Social Thinking lesson sets (in We Thinkers! Volume 1**, early learner curriculum) to the more complex lessons presented in We Thinkers Volume 2: Social Problem Solvers.
This day is filled with creative activities, aligned with the research, extending our thinking about how to work, play and learn in groups. Attendees will engage in group learning activities and learn strategies to use in their classroom or home.
For more information and to register, visit: www.actcommunity.ca/education/act-events/social-thinking-for-early-learners-van/