Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Teaching Students with Social Emotional and Communication Needs, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023


  • Delivery mode: In-person
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section



Many children with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) struggle to communicate and make sense of their social world. For these students, social skills (or pragmatics) need to be broken down and taught directly. In this 2-day seminar, participants will be provided with an introduction to pragmatic language development, as well as practical application of techniques, activities, and ready-to-use materials, such as slideshows and templates, for teaching targeted social communication skills at the elementary/middle school levels. This seminar will provide insight regarding the implications of LBLD on social communication skills and how to implement strategies within the classroom. Participants will create lesson activities targeted for the specific needs of their students.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand executive function and pragmatic language deficits, specifically their impact on social communication
  • Create lessons for direct instruction of social communication skills
  • Use consistent vocabulary and cues to increase students’ social awareness in a successful and positive manner
  • Explain how social learning challenges can also affect reading comprehension
  • Review materials for elementary and middle school level students that address social communication themes and how they can be used within a lesson



This course is appropriate for educators who work at the elementary and middle school levels.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 13-14, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Elizabeth Knox, MS.Ed.

Beth has taken on several roles during her time at Landmark School. Currently, she is a faculty trainer and consultant in the areas of classroom management and social communication. She offers strategies in language and cueing as well as curriculum to enhance and support both the student and faculty experience. She has also taught workshops for Landmark’s Outreach Program during the summer. Beth has worked on both the Landmark High school and Elementary•Middle School campuses where she has taught oral expression and literature, one-to-one tutorials, and language arts. She has previously served as the assistant department head for the oral expression department. Beth earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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