Social Thinking® 2 Day Conference

Central London - 16th and 17th May 2019



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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.
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About Michelle Garcia Winner


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.


About Pamela J. Crooke


Pamela J. Crooke is the Chief Strategy Officer of Research, Content, Clinical Services and the Director of Social Thinking Training & Speakers Collaborative.


Pam has co-authored, with Michelle Garcia Winner, five award-winning books related to Social Thinking: Socially Curious and Curiously Social, You Are a Social Detective, Social Fortune or Social Fate, Social Town, and their most recent book geared to adults, Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care? She and Winner collaborate on writing articles and blogs that appear on the Social Thinking website and in a wide array of publications. (read more)



Day 1 - 16th May 2019



The Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies

(ages 5–young adult)


Speaker:  Michelle Garcia Winner


Delve into the mind of a person with social learning challenges! Our Social Thinking Informal Dynamic Assessment includes four unique assessment tasks, shown through video, to uncover how individuals process and respond to social information in real time. Learn about Social Thinking’s treatment pathway, strategies to improve social competencies to use in treatment plans and/or at home, and tips for working with different types of social learners. Explore two core Social Thinking frameworks and strategies to use immediately: Social Behaviour Mapping and the Friendship Pyramid along with related ideas for expanding treatment using these tools. (read more)


For more details see:- and ‘The Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies’



Day 2 - 17th May 2019



Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity (ages 5–young adult)


Speakers: - Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Cooke


Learn more than 20 Social Thinking strategies and three core treatment frameworks to guide individuals to better attend, interpret, problem solve, and respond to social information. Help individuals 1) observe and respond to situations based on the context and determine the “expected” behaviours of each situation, 2) learn core Social Thinking Vocabulary and concepts to encourage social-communicative competence, and 3) discover strategies for teaching self-regulation, executive functioning, emotional understanding, and theory of mind/perspective taking. Work in teams to develop lesson plans to implement new strategies in the home, clinic, or classroom the very next day. People love this hands-on, engaging course! (read more)


For more details see:- and select ‘Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary: A Day to Develop Team Creativity’





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

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