Saturday, August 20, 2011

Teaching the 'Why' of Social Thinking

For those of you interested, Michelle Garcia Winner will be presenting on Social Thinking at the YAI Network's annual Full-Day Autism Conference on Oct. 11, at McGraw Hill Auditorium in New York City.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — For a long time in the autism community, social skills teaching has been a crucial component of therapy. This often rote learning of scripts and strategies aimed at helping kids interact with their peers is a standard—and valuable—way to enhance a child's chance of success in the world.
However, in recent years, more and more speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have turned to social thinking, a new way of teaching social competence espoused by Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of this new school of thought and its associated methodology.

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