You can register online for the workshops, which cost $30, except for the first one on September 14, which is free. There are discounts for registering for more than two workshops. Each workshop will be held at Har Shalom ECEC (11510 Falls Road) in Potomac from 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Susan Abrams, M.A. CCC-SLP, and Randi Rosenblatt, M.A. CCC-SLP, will present these workshops.
September 14: Be Social! (Free)—While most children learn the skills of social thinking intuitively, many children have great difficulties with this process. Social thinking occurs 24/7 at home at school, and in the community. Attend this workshop to learn about a dynamic approach focusing on social learning. You will leave with strategies to help your child navigate the social world.
December 5: Social Thinking at Home—This workshop will introduce you to the social thinking vocabulary and provide practical suggestions on how to incorporate it into everyday life. Creative suggestions and resources will be shared. Active participation is encouraged. Bring your concerns and leave with a plan for facilitating social thinking at home.
February 21: Writing Social Stories—Attend this workshop and learn the steps to creating social stories for your child. This workshop will be hands-on and allow you to develop a story specific for your child.
April 18: Social Behavior Mapping—Using visual flow charts children can visualize the concepts of expected and unexpected behavior. This strategy teaches children about understanding the perspective of others and how their behavior impacts the thinking of others. At this workshop, a variety of social mapping formats will be presented to use with children Pre-K through high school. Handouts will be provided to assist you in incorporating this technique at home.