November 2-4, 2018
Chicago Marriott Northwest
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 

Friday, November 2 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Enlightened Shadowing: A New Intervention Framework for Social Skills Development

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Enlightened shadowing is a technique used for applying improvisational, real-world social skills scaffolding. The enlightened shadow moves deftly through various levels of support for the sensory, language, executive functioning, and social abilities of the child in order to help facilitate interactions between the child and his or her peers. Scaffolding by the enlightened shadow enables the child to enjoy and expand real relationships, while he/she gradually moves toward greater independence in the social realm. Identifying successful intervention strategies allows progress to be tracked and socially appropriate behaviors to increase. This information can also be used to remind teachers of the best customized practices for each student.

Participants will be able to: describe the five social motivators of the learner; customize social and pro-group interventions based on the child's motivation in the moment; design their own assessments based on progress across criteria; and build a customized list of strategies and tactics for each student.


Erica Key, MS Ed

Erica Key has spent a great deal of her professional life running with kids on playgrounds, conclusively proving that jumping is indeed fun. For 25+ years, Erica has taught children, parents, and teachers by sparking intrinsic motivation through emergent curriculum. She is the founder... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Prairie Stone Ballroom VI

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