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SUMMER BOOK STUDY: Why Teach Social Thinking?
Blended Session

Join us for our Summer Book Study, as we read “Why Teach Social Thinking?” by speech-language pathologist, Michelle Garcia Winner!
About the Book:
“Today's children (both neurotypical and those with social emotional learning challenges) are entering school with declining abilities to learn in a group, attend to a lesson, be considerate toward others, or self-regulate their own behavior. Teachers are increasingly finding themselves ill-equipped with the know-how, tools, and strategies to teach students about social awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-regulation of behavior.
If you've ever wanted, or needed, to make a case for social instruction to be added to a student's treatment plan, social goals written into a student's IEP, or social thinking lessons infused into a classroom or campus curriculum plan, Why Teach Social Thinking? drives home the importance of social emotional learning to a student's academic success and later success in life.”  
About the Author:
Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist who coined the term "social thinking" as well as the related treatment strategies. She runs a private practice  in San Jose, California, works with clients, specifically devoted to the needs of students with social cognitive deficits.  Additionally, Michelle consults, develops training materials, and travels internationally presenting workshops.  She has previously worked in medically based neuro-rehabilitation, in public schools and for the Indiana Resource Center for Autism.

Important Session Information:

Do not miss this opportunity to be part of an innovative ONLINE Book Study PD hosted by Region 12, BOOK INCLUDED!  This 12-hour session requires full participation from our attendees to receive credit for the course and includes the following:

  • Kick-off face-to-face meeting on Wednesday, June 9th from 9am-11am at ESC Region 12 at which time you will receive your copy of Why Teach Social Thinking? and a timeline of course requirements
  • 7-week outside learning experience, including weekly reading requirements and online/virtual assignments
  • Optional Zoom meetings to discuss the book, answer questions, and extend your learning

Certificates for completion of the course (12 hours CEU credit) will be available after the entire course closes on August 4th and all requirements have been met.


Dimension 3.1: Classroom Environment, Routines and Procedures, Dimension 3.2: Managing Student Behavior, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2021
Session ID:
Credits Available:
(12) CPE
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Stephanie Londenberg
Cynthia Engel
Stephanie Londenberg
Date Time Location
6/9/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ESC Region 12
2101 W Loop 340, Waco, 76712

ESC Region 12 | 2101 West Loop 340 | Waco TX 76712 | 254-297-1212