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1 Day Workshops

Classroom Strategies to Support Students with Social Skills Challenges – Summer Institute 2019

This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week

Do you find yourself at a loss at about 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 student with social communication difficulties and learn instructional strategies to work with them. These students often struggle to make friends, frequently blurt out responses, 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 such as scaffolding and be given specific language and other tools to address students who benefit from this type of direct social instruction. While geared towards middle and high school teachers, the techniques discussed could be applied to younger students as well.

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.

Course Information

5 Hours/PDPs
Dates/Time Price
July 8, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm

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 works as the assistant Physical Education Department Head.

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