2 Day Conference - 2nd and 3rd June 2020


Emotions Part 1: 2nd June 2020

Understanding Emotions and Strategies to Develop Self-Regulation


Emotions Part 2: 3rd June 2020

Emotions-based Strategies to Foster Relationship Development and
Academic & Career Performance


Central London - Coin Street Conference Centre, SE1 9NH


For 20 years, Social Thinking has been developing and sharing its unique teaching methods to help individuals improve their social skills and social understanding. Over 1 million people have benefited worldwide from the award-winning treatment strategies and materials.
Additional information can be found at


Day 1 - 2nd June 2020



Emotions Part 1: Understanding Emotions and Strategies to Develop Self-Regulation

(Strategies suitable for adults or school age children from 5 years+ who have average/above average educational levels or mild to moderate learning difficulties)


Speaker:  Michelle Garcia Winner


How much do we really understand about emotions? In this first course in our two-part series on emotions, explore the power of emotions, how the brain processes negative and positive emotions differently, and why this is important when helping individuals better self-regulate their emotions and behaviour. Discover why negative emotions tend to take centre stage and often become barriers to personal and academic achievement—and strategies to break the cycle. Explore how self-conscious emotions can shut us down or fuel our success, the impact of emotion on memory, how past emotional experiences can impact decision making, and more. Practice using hands-on tools and activities to help your students, clients, and patients understand their own complex emotions and ultimately develop self-regulation.

(read more)



Day 2 - 3rd June 2020



Emotions Part 2: Emotion-Based Strategies to Foster Relationship Development and Academic and Career Performance


Speaker:  Michelle Garcia Winner


Emotions are at the heart of connecting with others and forming community. We expect children and adults to intuitively navigate the abstract nature of emotions by having emotional self-awareness and self-regulation, inferring the emotions of others, reading others’ intentions, etc. These skills are required for developing relationships, understanding the actions of characters in literature and history, working as part of a team, and much more—impacting performance on academic standards and success in the 21st century workplace. In this second course in our two-part series on emotions, learn novel treatment tools and strategies to help students, clients, and patients develop emotional awareness, explore how to read the emotions and intentions of others, emotionally sync with others, and work through social anxiety.

(read more)




Michelle Garcia Winner

Founder & CEO Social Thinking • MA., CCC-SLP


Michelle Garcia Winner is a speech and language therapist (SLT) who specialises in the treatment of students with social cognitive deficits at the Social Thinking Centre, her clinic in California.

She coined the term “Social Thinking®” in the mid-1990s and continued to evolve the Social Thinking framework that today includes information, vocabulary, curriculum, and strategies that help individuals with social learning challenges become better social thinkers. Her years of experience demonstrated that lessons taught through Social Thinking could apply across a range of disorders that extended well beyond ASD, to individuals with ADHD, nonverbal learning challenges, as well as those with head injuries or emotional learning challenges.(read more)


To date Michelle has written or co-authored over 40 books on Social Thinking. Her work is being applied not only to persons with higher-functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and related disabilities, but also more broadly to students in mainstream classrooms and to adults in vocational and professional settings in the U.S. and abroad. In 2008, she was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for developing this treatment approach.





Note: To benefit from the programme the children and young adults need to have sufficient verbal comprehension skills. For more information contact: info@sltcommunicationcourses.co.uk

©2021 SLT Communication Courses