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Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: Bit by Bit: Developing Flexibility for Social Success in Students with Social Learning Differences

The ability to be flexible impacts academic success, friendships, and even conversational skills. After exploring student profiles that may often tend toward inflexibility, we will review numerous activities to build flexibility using engaging animated videos, games and activities. Participants will leave with a selection of activities and recommended video animations, applicable to classroom, small group and individual work.

Dates:6 Sep 2023 (Wed)
Time:9.00am - 12.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Anna Vagin, PhD

Anna Vagin, PhD, is a licensed speech/language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. In her private practice in Marin County, California, she provides individual sessions and social learning groups to children, young adults, and their families. Her particular interests are using media and gaming, including Therapeutically Applied Role-Playing Games, to support students with social cognition and language differences. She provides consultation to parents and schools, is a frequent US and International speaker, and a prolific writer/contributor on topics related to social cognition.

Providing innovative materials to parents and clinicians working in social cognition, Anna is the author of Movie Time Social Learning (2013) and YouCue Feelings: Using Online Videos for Social Learning (2015), and the developer of the Conversation Paths Pack Expanded Version2.0 (2021.)

Course Objectives
  • cite research justifying the use of animated videos as social learning material.
  • explain why student sketching provides important insights.
  • show how continuums are important when working on abstract social concepts.
  • demonstrate how to work on cognitive flexibility using an animated video.
  • explain the importance of previewing activities to ensure maximum student success.
  • define the components of a rubric used to write a goal focused on flexibility.
  • demonstrate 2 activities that support practice in greater flexibility.
Who Can Benefit?

Parents, family members, healthcare and educational professionals who see children and/or adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1, Social Pragmatic Disorder, Social Anxiety, and/or Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder as part of their practice, including psychologists, teachers, teacher’s assistants, speech pathologists, speech pathology aids, occupational therapists and counselors.

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) /pax
31 May 2023 180
Normal Till Full 220