Speaking and Workshops
Robin’s entertaining speaking engagements inspire and motivate audiences to rethink their perspectives and immediately implement newly learned techniques and enjoyable, therapeutic exercises with their students or clients.
Book Robin Fox, social cognitive educator and keynote speaker, to speak to your staff at your next professional development workshop or event.
Robin is also available to consult and train staff.
The value of improv for those with social communication deficits has been shown time and time again in various research. Social Eyes Together brings a practical and manageable approach to professionals in the field.
–Kassidy Brown, CEO Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center Inc. Niantic, CT
SocialEyes Together to Connect Kids on Purpose
This interactive, dynamic presentation or workshop series offers practical, easily implementable SEL (Social Emotional Learning) tools and techniques to use right away with your classroom or small group. The program features research based components including applied social improv, mindfulness, and cognitive awareness.
Improv is an art form that uses theater games and exercises to train participants to perform unplanned and unscripted, making it up as the scene unfolds. Actors learn to respond in the moment to the words, emotions, and non-verbal messages of other actors as what will be said and done is unknown. Applied social improv systematically teaches students games and exercises as tools to improve relationships and build self-confidence. Applied social improv increases flexibility, resilience, ability to work in groups, and willingness to try new things while inspiring a culture of belonging.
Mindfulness is a practice to quiet thoughts and regulate emotions. One way is to train our awareness to follow our breath in and out as we focus on the present moment without judgment. When our thoughts wander, we bring our awareness back to the desired focus on our breath. We can also focus on one of our senses, an image, or a visualization.
Cognitive Awareness helps us understand how we perceive ourselves and how our interactions with others are perceived. By thinking about our thinking, investigating the efficacy of our thoughts, and learning to replace negative automatic thinking with productive thoughts, we begin to steer the course of our destiny toward a life more aligned with our goals and dreams. The tools and techniques provided help students process their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Everyday Autism: I Belong
- Understanding neurodiversity
- Recognizing fundamental differences in the way an autistic person processes shared social and environmental space
- Becoming familiar with the varied sensory and self awareness challenges as well as the restricted behavior patterns of a person with autism
- Using improv to connect and expand relationships
- Mindfulness in action: compassion and empathy training
- Social cognition to retrain perspective
- Cultivating an inclusive school environment
- Tools for Emotional Regulation and Intentional Living: FLIP the Mood©, Stand TALL© , and Slow Breath Practice©
School Consulting and Staff Training
- Integrating SEL into the existing school structure.
- Ongoing training for schools as they implement the SocialEyesTogether Program. Demonstrating how to co-lead groups and providing strategies for optimizing and customizing lesson plans.
- Understanding the differences in the way an autistic person processes shared social and environmental space as compared to a neurotypical individual is the first step to successfully educating people on the autistic spectrum. Bringing awareness of these differences to all students creates a culture where everyone belongs.