SOS coordinates and sponsors four to five professional development programs a year in area schools. These programs cover a variety of topics of interest and benefit to professionals who work with children and families both in and outside of school settings. All presentations are free of charge to SOS members. APA-approved continuing education credits and Act 48 education credits are available for a fee.

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  • October 26, 2018
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop examines the communication, learning, and behavioral challenges faced by children with processing differences (High Functioning Autism, ADHD, and learning differences, etc.). Neuro-diverse children often have difficulties learning, socializing, and maintaining self-regulation for reasons they can’t control – their brain wiring. This traditional linear and predominantly language-based education or social coaching may confuse and overwhelm the child who processes differently. This can cause behavior such as shutting down, withdrawal, avoidance, arguing, or anger. This presentation explores ways that visual and non-verbal communication may be an effective antidote to emotional and performance difficulties experienced by this population. Attendees will learn an innovative, actionable, and repeatable visual communication technique.

Program Flyer: Flyer 10.26.18

Location: The Episcopal Academy


SOS Networking Events are held twice per year for members only. Typically, the fall event is held in Philadelphia or in the eastern suburbs, and the spring event is held in the western suburbs. Members have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work, distribute and gather business cards/brochures and talk with fellow SOS members.

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