Visiting Professor Lecture Series: Social Cognition, Learning and Behavior – Nancy Tarshis, MA, MS, CCC-SLP
Understanding social cognition in the context of learning and behavior
- Identify at least three (3) key milestones that underlie the development of social cognitive skills from birth to age 5.
- Explain the difference between a skills-based approach and a social cognitive–based approach.
- Explain the difference between a conceptual framework and a treatment framework.
- Explain why a person with social learning challenges may have reading comprehension and behavior modulation problems in the classroom.
About the Professor
Nancy Tarshis, MA, MS, CCC-SLP
- Early Childhood Program Director, The Quad Preparatory School
- Senior Speech Pathologist, Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center
- Adjunct Instructor, Columbia University Teacher’s College
Nancy Tarshis, is a speech-language pathologist and special educator with extensive experience working with children and their parents. For 27 years, she was a member of the professional team at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, serving as Supervisor of Speech and Language Services for 21 of them. In that capacity, she trained more than 400 SLPs currently practicing throughout the nation. As Emeritus at CERC, she participates in ongoing research and lectures to pediatric fellows, medical residents, and psychology interns. In addition, she serves as adjunct clinical instructor at New York University, Teachers College – Columbia University, and Hunter and Lehman Colleges of City University of New York, and consults on social emotional learning to a variety of public and private schools. Nancy is deeply experienced in a wide variety of treatment methodologies, including Social Thinking ™. She speaks frequently across the United States and internationally on its concepts and strategies, and is the co-author of We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers and We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers. Nancy’s continues to practice in the social cognitive practice she co-founded with Debbie Meringolo. Nancy is a member of the professional advisory boards of New York Zero to Three and Apraxia Kids (formerly the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America)”.
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. These lectures are open to the public and are available live via webinar, but are not available for viewing after the event. Continuing medical education credits (CME) are offered for medical professionals through our partnership with Northwell Health.