Social Cognition 1
|Date||Thursday, September 28th, 2017 to Thursday, January 25th, 2018|
|Time||3:15pm to 6:15pm|
|Location||Shelburne Community School|
345 Harbor Road
This eleven day graduate-level course is designed to provide participants with a conceptual understanding of the theoretical frameworks underlying social cognition assessment and intervention for individuals presenting with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related socio-cognitive deficits. This course is an introduction to functional and everyday application of interventions, strategies and supports for improving social understanding and implementing social cognition groups. This course draws heavily on the historical development of social cognitive theory, Theory of Mind, the biological underpinnings of socio-cognitive deficits and current research in best practices for supporting and coaching students struggling with socio-cognitive challenges.
Students are required to observe 5 hours of group instruction at the Stern Center.
Julie Erdelyi, M.A., Autism Specialist
Program Manager for Communication Services & Professional Learning
Julie provides consultation and instruction. She has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in special education – developmental disabilities from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has extensive experience as a Special Educator and Autism Specialist designing and implementing academic instruction, proactive behavior intervention plans, and social thinking instruction for elementary school students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has presented at local and national conferences and was published in the Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine.
|Audience||Classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists and content area teachers|
This class is available for 3 graduate credits from St. Michael’s College for an additional fee of $550.
Tiers 1, 2, and 3.
The course meeting dates are:
Before going to the Stern Center, I struggled with reading and my mind was focused on the fact that I couldn't do it. The Stern Center not only helped me improve my reading skills, but I was able to build confidence in my learning.