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Training Social Skills: Practical Strategies for Therapists, Teachers and Parents
September 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30.00
|Because they’ve been physically separated from their peers, whether teaching in person or online, it’s even more crucial now that we address their impacted social skills with proven strategies from a true expert in this area. Presented by Internationally Renowned Expert on Social Skills Tim Kowalski, MA, C.C.C.|
All who register can view live and/or watch the recording, which will be available for one month to earn 2 Continuing Ed. Hrs. (or, for SLPs, CMHs).
Webinar Description: Social challenges are a significant concern in today’s classroom. Students with deficits in social skills interact differently, communicate differently, and often fail to use language as a means of mediating emotions. As a result, many perceive their behavior as odd, unusual, rude, and downright offensive – perceptions of which these students are often unaware. Many educators and therapists can find themselves frustrated when presented with students who struggle socially, as these individuals typically demonstrate a variety of deficits that are often beyond their scope of training and experience. This unique training will teach participants how to reframe their thinking when addressing students with social deficits. It will help participants understand how to improve their students’ social interaction, communication, and emotional regulation. Strategies will be discussed that train students on how to have a better understanding of the way in which others actually perceive them. Proven techniques, including the use of visual representations that encourage and facilitate more appropriate social skills, will be stressed.
This webinar will describe the typical deficits seen in the domain of social-interaction such as tact, proxemics, social rules, egocentricity, naiveté and jocularity. It will discuss the obsessive interests, poor play skills, dislike of physical contact, and gullibility. It will also describe the typical deficits seen in the domain of social-communication such as deficits in conversational rules, prosody, perseverative questioning, abstract reasoning, pedantic speech, and nonverbal communication skills. Issues associated with social-emotional regulation such as stress, anxiety, self-esteem, change, ritualism, sensory overload, depression and factors limiting the ability to recognize emotional states in themselves and others will also be discussed. Studies are beginning to document the fact that many with this challenge are unable to read facial expressions or describe their own emotional states. Intervention will focus on treatment strategies designed to address these social triad deficiencies.
To register, go to www.readingwithtlc.com