17 Feb 2015

Learn Strategies for Executive Functioning and Social Regulation

Learn Strategies for Executive Functioning and Social Regulation

Author: Zach Gouldsmith  /  Categories: Events  /  Rate this article:
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Event date: 2/27/2015 7:30 AM - 2/28/2015 5:00 PM Export event

If you are a parent, educator or other professional working with individuals with social cognitive, executive function, communication & emotional regulation difficulties, the Autism Awareness Centre, Inc. conference in Vancouver February 27 and 28 is for you!

Come learn practical skills that can be applied to existing curriculum related to executive functioning and social regulation with AAPC author Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC-SLP, as one of the featured presenters.

Elizabeth Sautter will be discussing social regulation in Make Social Learning Stick: Practical Tools to Build Social Regulation, a workshop that overviews the importance and challenges of social regulation and ways to implement curriculum that addresses this area.

Interpersonal situations are often problematic for individuals who struggle with social interaction. This workshop will take a deeper look into this matter and emphasize the significance of navigating emotions and behaviors in order to manage social communication.

By understanding the correlation between an individual’s emotions/behaviors and social interactions you will be able to implement suitable applications that will enhance these social interactions in children.  Newly learned strategies will show participants how to identify teachable moments in order to shape a social success. These strategies can easily be applied to support social regulation in various environments, including school, work or in the community.

For more information or to register for the Autism Awareness Centre, Inc. conference in Vancouver, click here

Elizabeth Sautter, MA CCC-SLP, co-directs and co-owns Communication Works, a private practice offering speech, language, social and occupational therapy for children and adults.  She has worked with preschool to adult clients and their families since 1996 in private practice, schools, and hospitals. Following her professional passion, Elizabeth has specialized in social communication, self-regulation, and executive functioning. She thrives on learning and developing functional and creative intervention tools and programs to support her clients, and enjoys collaborating with other professionals and parents. In addition, her relationships with her sister and extended family members with special needs have made her work a lifelong endeavor. She has completed a mentorship and internship with Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal, and Pamela Crooke, and has co-authored two popular children’s books about whole body listening, Whole Body Listening Larry at Home and Whole Body Listening Larry at School. Elizabeth is also the author of AAPC title, Make Social Learning Stick!. Elizabeth lives with her husband, two sons, and a dog, who continually teach her new life lessons and keep her smiling.

Make Social Learning Stick! provides the guidance that can be used as a “go-to” manual for parents, caregivers and professionals to support social and emotional skills in children. The user-friendly, how-to activities act as a “social learning diet” of suggestions that can be used in everyday life to increase verbal and nonverbal language, listening skills, understanding of hidden rules, perspective taking, executive functioning, and more. The activities presented in this book are recipes for social and emotional learning for which parents, teachers, and therapists typically already have the ingredients. With close to 200 fun and easy activities, including contributions from leading experts such as Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, Kari Dunn Buron, MsEd, Leah Kuypers, MAEd, OTR/L, Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, and Pamela Wolfberg, PhD, this book offers numerous ways to embrace teachable moments throughout daily routines.

To order a copy of Make Social Learning Stick!, click here


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