Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Social Communication Challenges and the Implementation of Strategies for Students with LBLD, In-Person – Summer Institute 2022


  • Delivery mode: In-person. All guidelines around Covid-19 protocols will be followed and communicated to participants.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.


Many children with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) struggle daily to communicate and make sense of their social world. For many of these students, social skills or pragmatics need to be broken down and taught directly. This workshop will provide insight regarding the implications of LBLD on social communication skills. Participants will be provided with an introduction to pragmatic language development, as well as application of techniques, activities and materials for targeted social communication skills at the elementary/middle school levels.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand pragmatic language deficits and their impact on social communication
  • Explain how social learning challenges can also affect reading comprehension
  • Review types of books for elementary and middle-school level students that address social communication themes
  • 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”


This course is appropriate for educators at 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 18-19, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

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About the Instructor

Beth Knox, M.S.Ed.

Beth has taught at Landmark since 2008. She has worked on both the high school and elementary•middle school campuses where she has taught oral expression: social communication, tutorials, and language arts. Beth is currently the classroom management and social communication consultant for the elementary•middle school campus. She has taught workshops in the areas of social communication, oral expression, classroom management, language arts, and tutorial instruction. She earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

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