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
|Course Description||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.
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|
|Additional Information||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:
- September 28, 2017
- October 12, 2017
- October 19, 2017
- October 26, 2017
- November 2, 2017
- November 9, 2017
- November 30, 2017
- December 14, 2017
- January 4, 2018
- January 18, 2018
- January 25, 2018
My Professional Learning course at the Stern Center provided great strategies and pertinent information about the structure of our language. It is nice to have information that I can use immediately in my day to day instruction.