Professional Development

Assumed Knowledge: Strengthening the Social Of Social Cognition **

Presented by Anna Vagin, Ph.D. (3 Hours)

This full day workshop explores the social thinking concepts that the Core Curriculum assumes to be present and developing along a typical course in students. However, students who may have diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, NVLD, Language Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, or Social Communication Disorder often struggle with this social learning, so that their ability to learn becomes limited. The presentation will begin by exploring multiple outcome standards across the Core Curriculum, focusing on literacy and classroom communication. A number of strategies that contribute to the understanding of intention, behavior, and effect will be reviewed. We will look at some of the factors that intercept inference, whether in a picture book, textbook, media excerpt or social situation, and strategize approaches for intervention. The presenter will discuss emotional development and its role in core curriculum. Participants will learn how to support emotional learning, whether as part of an individual session or group therapy, or in the classroom.