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Social Thinking® Conference 2018

hosted by Developmental Connections

*Spaces Limited!*

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February 24, 2018  •  Leesburg, VA

About the Conference

The Social Thinking® Conference is an exciting opportunity for educators, parents and professionals to learn more about one of the most important aspects in education and life: social-emotional competence. Specifically, we will be covering how to use the Social Thinking® methodology, designed by Michelle Garcia Winner and Think Social Publishing, to implement successful strategies for students' social growth. We are gathering in Ashburn, VA to bridge gaps in our community to build positive school climates, strong support systems for students, improved social and mental health, academic enrichment, and inclusive environments for a child’s growth.

Presentation Title: "Social Detective, Superflex®, and Friends Take On Social Emotional Learning" presented by Nancy Clements.

*The speaker for this event is from the Social Thinking Training and Speakers’ Collaborative (STTSC). Social Thinking is not a sponsor of this event. Developmental Connections is not affiliated with or endorsed by Think Social Publishing as Social Thinking training site. 


600 Hope Pkwy SE,
Leesburg, VA 20175

Blur of business Conference and Presentation in the conference hall.

Ticket Information

Early Bird Registration (ends January 12): $75.00

Regular Registration (begins January 13): $85.00

**If you are an LCPS staff member or Marvin's Club Lead, please contact Gina at before purchasing tickets for your registration code**

LCPS staff can receive recertification points by attending the Social Thinking® conference.


Equipping Teachers, Parents and Professionals to Empower Children for Today’s Social World

Meet Our Speaker

Nancy ClementsMA, CCC-SLP, from Social Thinking®

Want to know more about our Keynote Speaker?

Nancy Clements 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 her highly creative approach to her clinical practice, where she maintains a very active and varied caseload ranging from early social learners through adults. Having been raised by parents who were both educators, she brings an empathic and collaborative approach to coaching teachers, administrators and specialists.

Before founding and opening Social Thinking Boston in 2012, Nancy was the Program Manager for Communication Services at the Stern Center for Language and Learning. She developed an in-depth Social Thinking program, including developmentally based groups, off-site coaching and consultations, and a three-credit graduate course in partnership with Saint Michaels College. In 2011 she mentored within the Colchester School District to analyze the impact of social thinking methodologies across all tiers using a Response to Intervention (RTI) model. Similar models have been duplicated in the Winooksi and Swanton Vermont school districts.

In her spare time, Nancy enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and taking long walks. She is also an avid sports fan. Having been happily married for 25 years, she also enjoys spending time with her husband, two grown children, her parents, and friends.

Become a Sponsor!

Beyond the advertising, you are supporting a mission grounded in student success and achievement. Nothing is more valuable than investing in the beginnings of a child’s life. 

Your sponsorship is far more than an investment in a conference or in training opportunities — it’s an investment in a new generation.

Our Sponsors

Children's Speech Therapy Center - Parent Scholarship Sponsor

Thank you to the Children's Speech Therapy Center for supporting Developmental Connections and making social learning resources available for our community and beyond! 

The Children's Speech Therapy Center has been committed to serving children and their families for over 20 years, and has a staff of talented and exceptional speech-language pathologists and support professionals that are dedicated to helping children.

The speech-language pathologists at Children's Speech Therapy Center are all State Licensed and have the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Each therapist has at least a Master's Degree and post-graduate training.

Children's Speech Therapy Center's staff of ASHA certified therapists have extensive training and experience working with children. They all complete yearly continuing education classes including; PROMPT, ABLC, HANEN, HWT and other topics specific to child development.

What You Will Learn

This workshop day will focus on how to use strategies in Social Thinking's core curricula – You are a Social Detective! and Superflex®.We will explore how to use these and other tools to foster social attention and self regulation in developmentally appropriate ways for students in kindergarten through middle school. We will describe the connections between the Social Thinking concepts and the State Standards, how these concepts integrate with Social Emotional Learning, and the interrelationships with Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS). This interactive conference day will be filled with creative group activities to help our students move from being 'Me' thinkers to 'We' thinkers!


7:30 - 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.

8:15 - Opening Remarks

8:30 -Explore Social Thinking as a "meaning maker" and it's ties to executive functioning, social attention and cognitive flexibility. Review the basic idea of Social Thinking Vocabulary and how to share this broadly through You Are a Social Detective!

10:15 - Break & Exhibitor Meet & Greet

10:45 - Connect the teachings of Social Detective and Superflex to educational standards by exploring the social academic connection, information on emotional dysregulation and Superflex's teachings.

12:15 - Break for Lunch

1:00 - Extension of Superflex for all students through PBIS. Newest teachings related to Superflex for 3rd to 5th graders: Powerpals and Thinkables.

2:30 - Break & Exhibitor Meet & Greet

3:00 - Newest teachings of Social Detective and Superflex for K-2 and linking it to educational standards. Extend concepts learned from Superflex but explored through a new lens with middle and high school students.

Curious how Social Thinking® Curriculum works? Check out how it helps our local students in the after-school program, Marvin's Club!