Virtual 2 Day Seminars
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.
There are a myriad of demands that exist throughout the academic day that require students to effectively use social communication (pragmatic language) skills. We often think of these skills in terms of speaking and listening skills, or face-to-face interactions. This seminar will examine how social communication extends to reading comprehension and written expression. Participants will explore specific features of reading and writing that require social communication proficiency. For example, we know that successful readers are able to access prior knowledge, make predictions, and analyze relationships between characters. Successful writers consider their audience, determine relevant details, state opinions, and persuade others. Additionally, social cognition and flexible thinking will be discussed as critical elements of reading and writing. Throughout this seminar, attention will be placed on instructional strategies to support students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD).
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
This course is appropriate for educators, speech-language pathologists, and related professionals working with late elementary through high school students. A basic understanding of social communication (pragmatic language) skills is recommended.
All necessary materials will be shared electronically.
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
|July 19-20, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern
Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.
Linda is a certified speech-language pathologist. Throughout her career, she has worked in clinical and school settings evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of communication disorders. Linda joined Landmark High School as the expressive language program director in 1994, transitioning into a consultation role in this program from 2003-2016. Linda has also been a Landmark Outreach Program faculty member since 1996. For Outreach, she consults with private and public schools, as well as develops and teaches courses for the Summer Institute and Landmark Outreach Online. Linda’s expertise is in child and adolescent language disorders with a particular interest in social communication deficits. She has presented seminars on these topics at the IDA, LDA, and ASHA national conferences. Linda earned both her bachelor’s (1986) and master’s (1988) degrees in communication disorders from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.