Early Learners Ages 4-7

$100.00$120.00 + BC PST

Registration for this training is now closed. 

Part of the Social Thinking training series

April 15, 2021 & June 15, 2021

Four part series with 14 hours of training

Presented by Ryan Hendrix, MS, CCC-SLP

Ryan Hendrix has delighted ACT audiences at several live events over the last decade. She has a special expertise in working with early learners. Ryan will demonstrate how to use multi-sensory lessons and strategies to promote social collaboration, and play, to explore social development. Included is how to teach 10 core Social Thinking concepts, including the use of storybooks to help students learn to self-regulate within the social world.

Available Options

Early Learners(4-7) - Professional Rate$120.00 + BC PST
Early Learners(4-7) - Parent/para-professional/autistic adult Rate$100.00 + BC PST

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About the Course

This presentation series provides an opportunity for those who work with early learners (4-7) to be inspired by Ryan to implement Social Thinking’s award-winning We Thinkers curriculum, using storybooks, and music: 
We Thinkers! Volume 1: Social Explorers
We Thinkers! Volume 2: Social Problem Solvers.

This four-part series provides 14 hours of training (3.5 hours per part):

  • Part 1: Foundations for Early Learners -Teaching Thoughts, Feelings, and The Group Plan
  • Part 2: Building on Foundations - Teaching Thinking with Eyes, Body in the Group, and Whole Body Listening
  • Part 3: Assessing Peer-Based Collaboration and Play to Provide Specific Treatment Pathways
  • Part 4: Advancing Social Learning with Five Concepts to Promote Executive Functions

For a detailed description of learning outcomes, visit the Social Thinking website.

About the Presenter

Ryan Hendrix, MS, CCC-SLP

Ryan Hendrix is a Social Cognitive Therapist at Social Thinking clinic in San Jose and a private therapist in San Francisco. She trained and works directly with Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke. Her diverse caseload experience includes preschool-age children through young adults with varying levels of social cognitive learning challenges. In addition to running groups, she actively collaborates with families and related professionals (teachers, resource specialists, psychologists, etc.) on ways to promote carryover and generalization of learning outside of the clinic setting. Ryan received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Art Therapy and her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arizona. 


The ongoing support of our individual and corporate donors has further enabled ACT to subsidize the cost of registration. Registrants will have access between April 15th and June 15th, 2021. No extensions are available.

Please note the bursary application deadline for this workshop has now passed. The online application portal closed April 2nd at 4:30pm.

Please note, there are no refunds once your subscription is confirmed.

Free Social Thinking® Training for BC Educators

The Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) is generously funding hundreds of free subscriptions for BC educators working in public and independent schools [K-12].

School staff can find more information and register here

Odin Books discount

Odin Books

Odin Books is offering a 10% discount off anything purchased online or in-store. Please use the coupon code Social2021 for the Social Thinking presentations. This code will be active until June 30,2021. Check with your school district before ordering Social Thinking publications, many have copies of these materials.

New to Social Thinking?

Social Thinking’s website provides many free resources, webinars, articles, and teaching moments.

Level Introductory/Intermediate

Focus Early Learners (4-7)

For Parents, Community Professionals and Para-professionals

Approach Social Thinking Methodology - the strategies in this training relies heavily on both language (“talking about thinking”) and metacognition (“thinking about thinking”) and is not a good fit for those who are not yet communicating using language.

Autism-Specific? No


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