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The Summit School Symposium – Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model

Online Registration for this event has closed.  –  If you wish to attend, please email to reserve your spot, or you can register tomorrow via CC or check on-site ($150).

Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model – Discover an array of concepts and strategies that bolster social learning and help students meet socially based educational standards. Explore the ILAUGH Model of Social Cognition to help break down and make sense of the social world. Uncover how challenges in social communication, executive functioning, and perspective taking impact written expression, reading comprehension of literature, organizational skills, and working in a group—and learn strategies to help students, clients, and patients improve in each of the above! Rounding out the day: learn essential tips for effective IEP goal writing and data keeping. The information taught in this course was developed to help individuals with social learning challenges, but teachers tell us all students in their classroom benefit from learning these concepts. This information is targeted towards students who are missing social cues secondary to: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Function disorder, Anxiety, too much screen time, language learning issues, and more.  The Social Thinking methodology can be infused into any curriculum and can build social confidence in all learners, individual of any diagnosis.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain why we teach “think with your eyes” to increase social attention for all learners.
  2. Learn the root system of social learning and the social/academic connection and how to infuse with their academic curriculum.
  3. Use the Social Learning Tree to assist with treatment planning; explain what it means to “teach in the roots and not in the leaves.”
  4. Describe how social interpretation is critical for producing sophisticated social responses.
  5. Explain how “gestalt processing” or “getting the big picture” relates to written expression and organizational skills.
  6. Describe a strategy to help students avoid blurting.

About the Speaker: Nancy Clements, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and Executive Director of Social Thinking Boston®, the East Coast sister clinic to Social Thinking Stevens Creek and Social Thinking Santa Clara. She brings a highly creative approach to her clinical practice, where she maintains a very active and varied caseload ranging from early social learners through adults. Throughout her 30+ year career she has served as a direct service provider and consultant, and has presented extensively across New England, nationally, and in Canada. Nancy is a member of the Social Thinking Training & Speakers’ Collaborative.

Registration Information – Online Registration for this event has closed.  If you wish to attend, please email to reserve your spot, or you can register tomorrow via CC or check on-site ($150).

For Partner School Information – Summit Symposium Series 2019 2020 Partner School Opportunities 

For Sponsorship Information – Summit Symposium Series 2019 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities


8:00-8:30 am – Registration

Use social competencies to problem solve how to sign in, find a seat, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while getting to know fellow attendees

8:30-10:15 am – Introduce concepts of Social Thinking and the social-academic connection

10:15-10:30 am – Break

10:30-12:00 pm – Introduce the ILAUGH model’s first two concepts:

  • Initiating Communication
  • Listening with Eyes and Brain

12:00-12:50 pm – Lunch provided

12:50-2:15 pm – ILAUGH concepts (cont.):

  • Abstract and Inferential Thinking
  • Understanding Perspective

2:15-2:25 pm – Break

2:25-3:45 pm – Complete the ILAUGH concepts

  • Getting the Big Picture (gestalt thinking)
  • Humor and Human Relatedness
  • IEP goal writing and rubrics for data keeping

For more information please contact Nancy Rhodes at 410-798-0005 or .

Thank you for our Presenting Sponsors: Bridgewater Psychology and Annapolis Child and Family Therapy.






Thank You To Our Partner Schools.  Thank you to Chesapeake Family Life for helping to promote the event.