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Virtual 2 Day Seminars

Adolescents with Dyslexia: Best Practices to Support Increased Language Demands, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021

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.



  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: Virtual. The instructor will be on-site, and participants will be virtual.
  • 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 emailed the day before the course begins.



During this seminar, participants will explore the definition of dyslexia and the impacts of this common specific learning disability on the high and middle school student. The seminar will also examine the role of executive function and social emotional learning in helping students with dyslexia achieve success in middle and high school. Participants will explore best practices, including understanding how to utilize the Landmark Teaching Principles™  to structure content in a way that helps middle and high school students manage the increase in pace, volume, and complexity of assignments and content. Specifically, this seminar will cover written expression, reading, and study skills strategies that will support these students’ academic proficiency. 

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the causes of reading challenges for individuals with dyslexia
  • Understand the neurological research and theories behind dyslexia
  • Gain awareness of other learning and social-emotional challenges that can exist alongside dyslexia 
  • Understand the diverse ways brains function through exploring cultural norms related to disabilities 
  • Learn best practice instructional strategies to support students with dyslexia



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



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
July 21-22, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kaia Cunningham

Kaia has been at Landmark since 2006. In addition to her work for Outreach, she has been a language arts teacher at Landmark High School. Previously, her roles and responsibilities included assistant director of the preparatory program, academic advisor, and full-time teacher and tutor. Kaia graduated from The College of Santa Fe with her bachelor’s in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

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