Crooke, Pamela J. - Autism Awareness
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Conference speaker Pamela Crooke

Crooke, Pamela J., PhD, CCC-SLP

Pamela J. Crooke is the senior therapist at the Social Thinking Center and part of the social-cognitive team in San Jose, CA. She has an active caseload of children, teens, and adults, conducts Dynamic Assessments, and consults with school programs.

She received her B.S. and M.S. in Speech Pathology/Audiology from Idaho State University and her Ph.D. in Language Development in 1994 from the University of Washington.

Previously she coordinated the interdisciplinary clinical services at the Autism Extension Clinic within the Tucson Alliance for Autism in Tucson, Arizona. Pam is a prolific speaker both here in North America and abroad, giving workshops, presentations, and training staff on Social Thinking. She is on the board and/or is a member of a wide range of organizations related to social thinking and speech-language services, and has been the recipient of several grants and awards related to autism spectrum disorders.

Pam has co-authored, with Michelle Garcia Winner, four books related to Social Thinking: Socially Curious and Curiously Social, You Are a Social Detective, Social Fortune or Social Fate, and their most recent book geared to adults, Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care? She and Winner collaborate on writing articles that appear on the Social Thinking website and in a wide array of publications.

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Thinking About You, Thinking About Me

The day starts with exploring the normal development of the social mind. From that we move on to explore the different levels of social learning challenges and how they impact a person across the school and home day and into the adult years. In the afternoon, we will explore basic treatment concepts for our “higher functioning” clients: those related to the Four Steps of Communication and the Four Steps of Perspective Taking, along with other practical treatment strategies. Clips from popular movies and TV shows will demonstrate how these media vehicles can be used to help teach Social Thinking and encourage social learning.


  • You are a Social Detective! 2nd. Edition

    Author: Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke
    Publishing Info: Paperback 72 pages / November 2020
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    The social world is a big, complicated place where we are all social detectives as we observe, gather, and make sense of the clues in different social contexts (settings, situations, and the people in them) to figure out the hidden rules for expected behaviors, as well as to understand how we each feel and think about others in a situation. This 2nd edition teaches social learners the power of observation, reading context, and interpreting clues to then choose how to respond in ways that meet their social goals.

    $34.95 Product Details »


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Crooke, Pamela J.'s Past Conference Schedule

April 11, 2014
Thinking About You, Thinking About Me