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Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP specializes in the treatment of individuals with social learning challenges and is the founder and CEO of Social Thinking®, a company dedicated to helping individuals from age four through adulthood, develop their social competencies to meet their personal social goals. Michelle coined the term “Social Thinking” in the mid-1990s and since that time has created numerous unique treatment frameworks and curricula that help educators, clinicians, professionals of all types, and parents/family members appreciate that social capabilities are integral to a person’s success in life, socially, academically, and professionally.  Michelle is an outstanding speaker and you can hear Michelle when we bring Social Thinking to Australia 17 - 20 February 2020.  Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Dr Pamela Crooke

Dr Pamela Crooke

Dr Pam Crooke has co-authored, with Michelle Garcia Winner, five award-winning books related to Social Thinking: Socially Curious and Curiously SocialYou Are a Social DetectiveSocial Fortune or Social FateSocial Town Citizens, and their book geared to adults, Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough.  Pam & Michelle collaborate on writing articles and blogs that appear on the Social Thinking USA website and in a wide array of publications.  Prior to joining the Social Thinking team, Pam coordinated the Autism interdisciplinary clinical services at the Tucson Alliance for Autism, served as a clinical and academic faculty member of three universities, and worked in the Arizona public schools for 15 years. Pam is a prolific speaker both in North America and beyond, giving workshops, presentations, and training staff on Social Thinking methodology.  We are proud to be brining Dr Crooke to Australia in 2020.  Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Ryan Hendrix

Ryan Hendrix is a Social Cognitive Therapist from San Francisco. She trained and works directly with Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr Pamela Crooke. Her diverse caseload experience includes preschool-age children through young adults with varying levels of social cognitive learning challenges.  Ryan also helps supervise and train graduate students and clinicians in their clinical fellowship year. We last hosted Ryan in Australia in 2019 and look forward to her return.  Join our mailing list below to receive notifications.

Kari Zweber Palmer

Kari Zweber Palmer is a speech-language pathologist/social-cognitive therapist at her private practice, Changing Perspectives, in Excelsior, Minnesota. She has co-authored, with Michelle Garcia Winner, Ryan Hendrix, and Nancy Tarshis, We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers and We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers. Additionally, Kari consults with local school districts on implementing Social Thinking into their programming.  We last hosted  Kari in Australia in 2019 and look forward to her next visit.  Join our mailing list below to receive notifications.

Dr Ross Greene

Dr Ross Greene is the New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost and Found, and Raising Human Beings. Ross is the founder of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) and was training in Australia in June/July 2019. You can view photos of Ross’s 2019 Australia tour on our Facebook page here. Ross will be back for a tour of both Australia and New Zealand in 2020.  Join our mailing list via the slot below and we’ll keep you posted. Dr Greene’s not for profit Lives in Balance has a lot of free training resources on their website. You can read reviews of Dr Greene's Australian workshops here.

Leah Kuypers

Leah Kuypers earned a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Graduate Certificate in Autism and a Master of Arts in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.  She has practiced as an OT/autism specialist in school and clinical settings, specialising in self-regulation and social learning, and has worked with students of all ages and challenges, including anxiety, ADHD, and ASD. Leah is the author of the international best seller The Zones of Regulation®, a framework designed to teach self-regulation. We are proud to regularly host Leah in Australia to conduct training workshops.  Leah is a skilled and generous presenter and will be training again in Australia in October 2020.  Join our mailing list below to receive notifications.

Nancy Tarshis

Nancy Tarshis, a speech-language pathologist and special educator with extensive experience working with children and their parents.  Nancy is the co-author of We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers and We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers Nancy is the Director of Early Childhood Programming at The Quad Preparatory School, which is dedicated to twice exceptional children.  As Emeritus at CERC, she participates in ongoing research and lectures to pediatric fellows, medical residents, and psychology interns.  Nancy will conduct training in Australia on how to teach Social Thinking skills to early learners using the We Thinkers program, the dates are 17 and 18 February 2020.  Tickets are available now here.