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Scituate Community Of Resources for Special Education - CORSE
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Programs

 

 

Parent Workshops

CORSE provides workshops and training resources open to parents and all types of educators who work with our children: teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals and administrators.  Two areas that are of particular focus for CORSE workshops are Social Thinking and Executive Function. 

Social Thinking

CORSE sponsors workshops to provide parents the opportunity to learn about social thinking concepts and strategies. According to Michelle Garcia Winner, the renowned expert on Social Thinking, successful social thinkers consider the points of view, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, prior knowledge and intentions of others. Social thinking occurs everywhere… when we talk, share space, walk down the street, even when we read a novel and relate to our pets. It is an intelligence that integrates information across home, work and community settings - something we usually take for granted. 

            

Executive Function

Executive function skills is a term used to describe difficulties associated with goal setting, carrying out organized steps and modifying a plan to complete a task successfully.  Attention, memory, impulse control, organization, planning, and hierarchical thinking problems often described by parents and teachers are the executive function difficulties that can interfere with an individual’s success in school. Young children rely on these skills to follow a sequence of instructions for daily tasks, while older children need these skills to "break a task down" into a sequence of steps and organize a time line as the demands for independent learning increase.

As each workshop is coordinated, specific information is emailed via the CORSE membership list.  If you are not on our membership list, please sign up now!  Click here for a membership form.