Be Social Workshops


SEPTEMBER 10: BE SOCIAL! (Susan M. Abrams, M.A.,CCC-SLP and Randi Rosenblatt, M.A., CCC-SLP) Are peer playdates challenging for your child? Is your child experiencing difficulty establishing and maintaining friendships? Does your child play alone at school? Is your child a literal thinker? can your child understand the perspective of others? how does social cognition impact academics? 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.


JANUARY 12: SOCIAL THINKING MEETS ACADEMICS (Linda Austein, M.A., CCC-SLP,BCS-CL) Does your child struggle in school with reading comprehension and written expression, while also demonstrating challenges with social learning? this workshop will provide information on how Social thinking directly impacts the student’s academic performance, most notably related to reading comprehension and writing expression tasks. weaknesses in Social cognition can often negatively impact the child’s ability to understand what he/she reads and write accurately on school-based tasks across the curriculum. Social thinking areas that affect educational performance across subject areas include: perspective taking; making/explaining inferences, predictions, conclusions, and opinions; getting the ‘gist’ of what is read and written; understanding character’s emotions in text, etc. In this workshop Mrs. Austein will provide suggestions for core Social thinking strategies and interventions embedded into school based tasks, to help your child succeed.


MAY 11: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR MAPPING (Susan M. Abrams, M.A.,CCC-SLP and Randi Rosenblatt, M.A., CCC-SLP) children who exhibit social cognitive challenges have difficulty relating their actions to the consequences. (negative and positive) Using visual flow charts the child is able to 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.


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workshops will be presented by center for communication and learning.



Be Social (Sept. 10)                             FREE

Be Social – one workshop                 30.00

Be Social – two workshops               60.00

Registration is limited.

Additional $5.00 fee incurred for on-site registration.

Time / Location for all workshops: 7:15-8:30 pm

Har Shalom ECEC · 11510 Falls Road · Potomac, MD 20854