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Teaching Theory Of Mind--
Not Just For Autism Spectrum Discorder

In this webinar, you will gain a broader understanding of this construct as Ms. Pruitt explains Theory of Mind and provides a sampling of cases, resources and strategies that can be used for improving these critical life skills.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Define Theory of Mind
  • Describe the impact of Theory of Mind on interpersonal relationships and future employment
  • Demonstrate how to approach teaching Theory of Mind
  • List important resources for teaching Theory of Mind

Meet the presenter:
SP1Sheryl K. Pruitt, MEd, ET/P, is the Clinical Director of Parkaire Consultants, a multidisciplinary clinic she founded to serve complex neurologically impaired individuals. Prior to the founding of Parkaire Consultants, Ms. Pruitt conducted a State of Georgia Model Learning Disability Program. Ms. Pruitt has served on boards of directors including ones dealing with Tourette Syndrome, CHADD, and the Association of Educational Therapists. She teaches a State of Georgia Professional Learning Unit Course on students with neurological impairments. Among her publications, Ms. Pruitt co-authored the books Teaching the Tiger; Tigers, Too; Challenging Kids, Challenged Teachers; and the educational chapter in the Oxford University Press medical book Tourette Syndrome. She presents nationally and internationally, and her presentations incorporate professional and personal family experiences.

Utilize the supplemental handouts below during this webinar:
Handout 1
Handout 2


Read this month’s featured article from The Educational Therapist journal: "A Book Review of The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy: Learning and Functioning with Diversity 2nd Edition.” The new edition is reviewed by Carolyn Patterson, MA, BCET.


Register today for AET's 40th Annual National Conference November 2-4th to secure your spot to develop the skills that can help YOU make a difference for struggling students.

This year, we'll be joined by Keynote Speakers Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jan Chappuis. Learn more about the keynote speakers & check out their interviews below.

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Educator and author Jan Chappuis has been an elementary and secondary teacher, as well as a curriculum developer in English, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and world languages. A respected expert and thought leader in the area of formative assessment, Ms. Chappuis has presented both nationally and internationally. She is best known for her work in translating research into practical classroom applications. 

Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson's career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher and 12 years as a program administrator of special services for struggling and advanced learners. Tomlinson’s books on differentiation have been translated into 12 different languages. Dr. Tomlinson works in both the United States and abroad with teachers whose goal is to develop a more responsive heterogeneous classroom. Dr. Tomlinson discusses her Keynote presentation "Collaborating with Teachers to Address Diverse Learning Needs."

Keynote speaker and authority on differentiated instruction, Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson,  talks about her presentation at the Association of Educational Therapists' 40th Annual National Conference. 

Jordi Kleiner, PhD talk about their presentation, "How to Utilize Psychological Reports to Drive and Fine Tune Progress in Educational Therapy"

Daphne Sajous-Brady, PhD, Ravi Shah, MA, and Caire Walter, MA talk about their presentation, "Fixing the Foundation: Focusing on Basic Skills in Rigorous College Prep Courses."

Lori Dver, MA, BCET, talks about her presentation, "The Nuts and Bolts of Being an Educational Therapist: No Matter What Your Level."

Laura Demaria, MS Ed, and Dagney Baker, MS Ed, talk about their conference presentation, "Building Skills and Educating Goal-Directed Learners in Middle School."

John Fleming, MEd, BCET, talks about his conference presentation, "Supporting the Whole Learner by Combining Assessment Types to Build an Integrated Learning Plan."

Erica Key, MS Ed talks about her conference presentation, "Enlightened Shadowing: A New Intervention Framework for Social Skills Development."

Sheryl Pruitt, MEd, ET/P, talks about her conference presentation "Who Am I and Who Are You? A Learning Disability Approach to Theory of Mind."

Kaye Ragland talks about her conference presentation, "Educational Therapists: An Important Part of the Collaborative Educational Team."

Beverly Borine, MS, BCET, FAET, talks about her conference presentation "Maintaining Professional Business Practices."

Sven Jones, MPM, MA talks about his presentation "Disability Services at the College/University Level: Key Considerations Regarding Support and Accommodations"

Polly Mayer, MEd, ET/P, talks about her presentation, "First Do No Harm: An Exploration of Powerful Collaborations in a School Setting."

Beth Powell, MA, talks about her conference presentation, "A Framework for Reading Interventions."

Stacey Buck, MA, CCC-SLP/L, talks about her presentation, "Embracing Language Samples: The Most Effective Tool You Currently Aren't Using."


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In the Spotlight: Let's Talk

Have a few minutes? Check out these brief interviews with the 2018 AET Conference Keynote Speakers and several workshop presenters where they share the focus of thier sessions and their excitement for the AET Conference.
Keynote Speakers Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jan Chappuis
Learn more about the keynote speakers & check out their interviews below.