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Taught by thought leaders in social competencies, self-regulation, executive functioning, and more.

Utilizing more than 25 years of clinical practice and the latest research, these one-of-a-kind online training courses explore a large range of aspects required for developing social competencies, including self-regulation, executive functioning, social problem-solving abilities, and much more. These  courses have been watched and raved about by more than 25,000 people from around the world. Don’t miss your chance to learn about the social world and the practical strategies and ideas for social emotional learning and teaching within the Social Thinking Methodology across all developmental ages. This is your opportunity for deeper learning and to earn CE Credit (if you’re eligible). To book a personalized training for your school or clinic, please email us.

 

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For Students Ages 5-9+ to Watch

For Students to Watch

Social Situation Shorts

5 Key Social Thinking Vocabulary Concepts in Action

Get ready to engage social learning with Social Situation Shorts, a set of five video vignettes, featuring real kids in real-world social situations using their social thinking and social skills. These brand new videos are perfect for fostering discussions and engaging young students or clients with relatable social situations. Each video comes with 2 lesson plans to extend the learning, and some shorts feature a visit from Science Guy Brad for a little extra fun. Have fun exploring social concepts and skills for kids between the ages of 5-9+.

 

Note: This video is not eligible for continuing education credit.

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Brand New Courses

Brand New Course

Practical Strategies to Help Individuals Rally Their Motivation

In this 90-minute livestream course we’ll explore motivation-based myths. We’ll then contrast this information with research-based, as well as tried-and-true methods, to help individuals rally their motivation so they can tackle basic to complex social and organizational goals. In this journey we’ll also explore factors that get in the way of motivation such as anxiety, perfectionism, lagging social and organizational competencies, and/or digital device distractions, and then review practical strategies and tools to help individuals feel “they can” rather than “they can’t.”


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1.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable
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Early Learners (Ages 4-7)

Helping Early Learners Build Social Competencies Using the We Thinkers! Curriculum Series

This strategy filled course delves into crucial aspects of building social competencies in preschool and early elementary-age students (ages 4-7). Explore how flexible thinking, social language, self-regulation, and social and emotional development are vital for developing collaborative interactions in group settings, both on the playground and in the classroom. Gain insights from a research perspective on the impact of executive functioning, social attention, and social problem solving through the lens of our award-winning We Thinkers! curriculum series. Walk away with practical strategies and examples to seamlessly integrate social learning concepts into your existing teaching methods.
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5.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable
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Brand New Course

Combating Loneliness and Misbehavior

Blue Download ButtonDownload this free visual with practical ideas for initiating social conversations, which Michelle Garcia Winner presents in this brand new course.

 

Loneliness is a dangerous national epidemic that has been growing in depth and complexity for many years. Loneliness not only endangers our mental and physical health, but it also can make us less kind and caring toward others, resulting at times in misbehavior at schools and within our communities. We’ll explore a range of research-informed ways we can cultivate meaningful relationships with others to foster our well-being, as well as kindness, empathy, and generosity of spirit toward others. Now more than ever, building social awareness, managing anxiety, and developing social communication strategies to combat this growing crisis of loneliness is critical for school-age children, tweens and teens, and all the way through the adult years.


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Emotional Regulation

What’s Alexithymia? and How Does It Affect Emotional Regulation and Awareness?

Understanding One’s Feelings to Foster Emotional Regulation at School & Home

What is alexithymia? It refers to challenges in developing awareness of one’s feelings, identifying, and distinguishing them from other physical sensations—and it’s gaining interest in the research, schools, and clinical arenas. Educators and parents have reported an increase in overall “regulation” challenges in the classroom, on the playground, and during small group activities. We’ll highlight select key aspects of emotional awareness and regulation and its role in perspective taking. Specifically, we’ll explore how alexithymia can impact the building blocks for spontaneous perspective taking across all contexts. We will suggest practical strategies to increase awareness of feelings within the perspective-taking process to use within the classroom, school, community, and home.
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1.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable
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Social Life Skills

5 Critical Life Skills for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults

That Often Remain Untaught

Tweens, teens, and young adults are expected to naturally develop social and organizational competencies needed in school and across their lives. However, students with social learning and organized thinking differences (e.g., ADHD, twice exceptional, expressive receptive language, sensory processing, autism spectrum levels 1 and 2, etc.) may not intuitively learn these concepts and skills. This course will explore 5 critical life skills related to social emotional learning and organized thinking that can and should be directly addressed and taught to students & clients ages 11-22 in our homes, schools, and clinics. We’ll also review a variety of explicit metacognitive frameworks and practical strategies for teaching and learning these critical social competencies.
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2 hours toward CE credit, if applicable
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Conversation & Social Connection

Small Talk & Conversations

Strategies to Demystify Conversational Complexities

Small talk and conversations are dynamic, and we cannot create reliable scripts for how they will unfold. We can, however, increase our students' awareness of why we engage in social exchanges such as small talk. In this online course, we will unpack the complexities of small talk and conversation. We’ll break these down into their component parts to build strategies that support engagement in initial and ongoing social connection for children, teens, and adults.
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3.5 hours toward CE credit, if applicable
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Schoolwide Implementation

Implementing Social Thinking® Schoolwide: Bringing the Concepts into Classrooms & Beyond

The same abilities to think socially that are required to relate effectively to others are also essential for success in academics. Dynamic practitioners and award-winning coauthors, Kari Zweber Palmer and Ryan Hendrix team up again to explore the use of concepts within the Social Thinking Methodology that can be used from the start of a new school year or any time in between. This course explains how to set up for social connection and academic success in schools. Review core strategies and tools to support students in learning more about the social world around them and navigating to regulate to meet their own needs and social goals. We’ll focus on practical strategies and ideas for use in classrooms, as well as schoolwide implementation, building a bridge between environments and people to support the social mind and learning across a student’s day.
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Illuminating Instruction & Discussion From Expert Guest Speakers

Executive Functioning

Raising an Organized Child: Strategies to Promote Executive Functions

In two keynotes, Dr. Damon Korb, MD FAAP and developmental behavioral pediatrician, and Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP and founder of the Social Thinking® Methodology, will connect the dots between executive functions—including self-regulation and perspective taking—and creative, practical strategies to foster organized thinking. Damon’s keynote will explain five important steps professionals can learn to guide parents in how to raise an organized child. He will also present strategies and lessons he has learned during his 20 years as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician to help foster children’s active engagement of organized thinking, the kind of learning and functions they’ll use throughout their lives. Michelle’s keynote will focus on how to help students/clients develop friendships. How do people make friends? How do we keep them? What creative strategies can we teach to help tweens and teens learn to invest in these important but complicated relationships?
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3 hours toward CE credit, if applicable
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On Demand Course for Parents & Caregivers

Early Learners (Ages 4-7)

Social Thinking: Building the Social Mind in Early Childhood

Parents and caregivers are always asking about how to teach and support self-regulation. In this course designed specifically for parents and caregivers, we’ll talk about the ways the social mind can support social thinking and self-regulation for early learners. We will cover practical strategies including how we can use stories, activities, and play to build self-regulation; how to teach children to better understand their own and others’ thoughts and feelings, and the plan of the group and their role within it. Please note: this course is not eligible for Continuing Education.
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