It is with great pleasure that the Law Office of Tim Schwarz announces the Social Thinking Scholarship 2013. This scholarship will provide free registration for the receipient to a seminar November 5, 6, & 7, 2013 that will help teachers, parents, or care providers teach social skills to children with social skill deficits. Application here.
Understanding how other people think is one of the most underrated skills that children learn in school. Being able to identify, understand, and correctly respond to the feelings of others takes practice. Good social skills help people interacting with others, avoid conflicts, and build friendships.
Most children learn social skills as an incidental part of going to school and interacting with their peers. But some children have special needs and can have trouble developing appropriate social skills without extra help from parents, teachers, and other care providers. Because social skills are usually learned without special intervention, it is often very difficult to develop and implement strategies to help children with special needs learn needed social skills.
Michelle Garcia Winner has developed an evidence-based approach to addressing weaknesses in the social thinking process. On November 2013, Social Thinking Publishing, Inc. is holding a three-day training conference for parents and professionals to learn how to help children reduce social skill deficits. For more information on Marcia Garcia Winner's programs, check out the Social Thinking website.
Because of the importance of social skills, the Law Office of Tim Schwarz is offering a scholarship for one individual to attend the conference free of charge. One application per person, one applicant will be randomly selected to receive the scholarship. Transportation and lodging not included. The Law Office of Tim Schwarz is not affliated with Michelle Garcia Winner, Social Thinking Publishing, Inc., or socialthinking.com.
The application for the Social Thinking Scholarship 2013 is here.
EDIT: The application period has ended and the scholarship has been awarded.