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2 Day Seminars

15-hour: Instructional Strategies for Assisting Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities – Summer Institute 2019

Designed to enhance direct, explicit instruction of students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), this 15-hour, two-day seminar introduces a selection of specific LBLD teaching strategies and materials to help young people gain success in school. This is a strategy-heavy seminar with an array of supplied materials that are readily usable in a classroom. The following three core modules will be addressed: overview of language-based learning disabilities (current research, best practices); organizational skills (time & materials management, planning); and academic skills (reading comprehension, vocabulary development, note-taking, pre-writing, composition).

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • define the fundamental concepts and meaning of the term “language-based learning disabilities”
  • recognize and explain how to implement appropriate interventions for a student with organizational deficits
  • recognize and explain how to implement appropriate interventions for helping students succeed in academic areas requiring study and writing skills

15-hour Differentiated Instruction: This 15-hour course meets re-licensure requirements for Massachusetts educators.



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



This course involves 12 hours of in-person instruction and an additional three hours of independent work. Please note that the three hours of independent work can be completed before the end of the second day.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course.

Course Information

15 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 24-25, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

“Anna was awesome! I felt engaged the full two days. SO ready to set up my class with new organizational tools for students.”

Rebecca Robidoux

About the Instructor

Anna DiPerna

Anna DiPerna is the Assistant Math Department Head at the Landmark Elementary•Middle School and a Math and Oral Expression/Literature teacher. Since starting with Landmark in 2002, she has taught math, language arts, and oral expression/literature classes. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and her Master of Science in special education from Simmons College.

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