Workshops by Michelle Winner


Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, CCC-SLP, is the founder and CEO of Social Thinking and a globally recognized thought leader, author, speaker, and social-cognitive therapist. She is dedicated to helping people of all ages develop social emotional learning, including those with social learning differences. Across her 35+ year career she has created numerous evidence-based strategies, treatment frameworks, and curricula to help interventionists develop social competencies in those they support. Michelle's work also teaches how social competencies impact people's broader lives, including their ability to foster relationships and their academic and career performance. She and her team continually update the Social Thinking® Methodology based on the latest research and insights they learn from their clients. She was honored to receive a Congressional Special Recognition Award in 2008, and a Lectureship Award (2019) from the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians.

Rave Reviews:

  • " of my favorite authors in the field of teaching emotional intelligence. Michelle Garcia Winner has pioneered some very helpful ways of conceptualizing and helping educators understand the social challenges that students on the autism spectrum face." - Stephan Borgman, 2010, Psychology Today, "Spectrum Solutions"

  • “Michelle always does a great job of tying the Social Thinking Materials to recent therapy experiences. I especially enjoyed the amount of therapy direction.”

  • “Michelle Garcia Winner is an excellent speaker, engaging and keeps you thinking as you listen to her. I enjoy all the examples that she gives and the ways she has motivated her clients.”

  • “Michelle Garcia Winner is a great presenter. Because she knows her topic so well, it is like she is having a conversation with you, imparts great bits of wisdom along the way. The time went so quickly because she kept you focused with her interesting presentation.”

  • “I have attended lots of social thinking workshops over the years, and I always come away amazed at the expertise, understanding and techniques communicated by Michelle and the team. I leave with so much insight, so many strategies to get started using with my clients. Thank you.”

Featured Video:
Michelle briefly introduced 'Social Thinking' and explained what 'Social Intelligence' is
Social Thinking, Social Learning & Becoming a Social Detective

Date/Time: 02 November 2022 (Wed), 8:30am to 10:45am SGT (GMT+8hr)

Venue: Online via Zoom

This keynote will explore Social Thinking’s Social Competency Model to highlight four key elements necessary for improving one’s social learning and related social responses: attend, interpret, problem solve and respond. With this information as our backdrop, Social Thinking Vocabulary and related strategies will be taught to encourage younger students to become social detectives and older students to become social spies. By encouraging the growth of student’s social self-awareness, they also learn to improve social self-regulation. All information reviewed in this session can be used in inclusive settings. The Social Thinking Methodology has a large range of teaching frameworks and strategies for students of all ages, including adults.