Social Cognition 1
|Date||Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 to Tuesday, December 5th, 2017|
|Time||3:30pm to 6:30pm|
|Location||Stern Center for Language and Learning|
183 Talcott 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
Julie provides evaluations, 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|
I truly believe that Karen teaching my son how to utilize PROMPT techniques has minimized frustrations that stemmed from not being able to talk. Despite his apraxia, words he once had trouble completing now come out complete and clear thanks to Karen’s help.