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Supporting Students with Social Skills Challenges, Virtual – Summer Institute 2022


  • Delivery mode: Entirely virtual. There is no in-person component for the virtual courses.
  • 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 will be emailed prior to the course beginning.


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.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Learn the overall importance of providing social feedback
  • Understand why educators should provide social feedback to students
  • Know how to provide that feedback
  • Use strategies and specific language to address students who benefit from this type of direct social instruction.


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


Materials will be provided electronically.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 19, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Lauren Torres, M.S.Ed.

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 an Academic Advisor.

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