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Classroom Strategies to Support Students with Social Skills Challenges, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021

If you sign up for this section, you are signing up for a virtual section. There are a limited in-person spaces for this course. If you want to take the course in-person, you must register for the in-person section so we can ensure social distancing.

The content for the virtual section and in-person section is the same.



  • Event type: One-day workshop
  • Section delivery mode: Virtual. The instructor will be on-site, and participants will be virtual.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section. Please be prepared to be available for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction for the entire duration of this course.
  • Platform: Canvas and Zoom. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and computer with video and audio. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins.



Do you find yourself at a loss at how to address a student’s behavior? Have you tried to explain how a student’s behavior reflects poorly on them only to be met with confusion or angst? This workshop will help you understand a day in the life of a student with expressive language difficulties. These students often struggle to make friends, frequently blurt out responses, and/or make off-topic, and at times, offensive comments due to their inability to recognize, understand, and respond to social cues and expectations. Participants will learn the overall importance of providing social feedback, why you should provide social feedback to students, and how to provide that feedback in a way that they hear as a positive suggestion. Furthermore, participants will acquire strategies and be given specific language to address students who benefit from this type of direct social instruction.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • identify students who will benefit from social feedback
  • learn specific strategies to communicate effectively with students who benefit from social feedback
  • demonstrate how to provide specific social feedback



This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 22, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Lauren Torres

Lauren Torres graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in communication, and she earned her master’s degree in moderate special education from Simmons College in 2017. Lauren has taught language arts tutorials, oral expression, social communication, and physical education since she came to Landmark in 2012. She is currently teaching social communication and oral expression and works as the assistant Physical Education Department Head.

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