Visual Methods for Improving Social Understanding
|Date||Thursday, January 11th, 2018|
|Time||8:30am to 3:30pm|
|Location||Stern Center for Language and Learning|
183 Talcott Road
|Course Description||This module will focus on exploring the use of Comic Strip Conversations (Gray), Social Stories (Gray) and SOCCS (Smith Myles) to enhance teaching students skills for thinking about and modifying one’s own behavior. This 6-hour workshop is part of a two-part Social Cognition Learning Module that takes an in-depth look at current specific strategies and activities designed to improve interpersonal communication and self-management skills. These workshops are designed to provide additional concentrated exploration of an individual methodology associated with social and emotional learning. The other workshop in the module is A Model for Managing Anxiety and Improving Self Regulation which is being offered on December 7, 2017 and March 8, 2018|
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|
Participants will leave this class with 6 CEUs.
Participants may attend virtually via GoToWebinar. Select “yes” when you are asked if you would like to participate via webinar at checkout.
The mentoring support I received from the Stern Center Professional Learning staff helped to sustain the fidelity and implementation of the O-G approach…. This knowledge has absolutely changed my teaching in a positive way.