This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week
About blended format
Our blended online courses combine the flexibility of online learning along with the benefits of an in-person seminar. These courses require one full day on our campus (July 9, 2019) for orientation, collaboration, and an introduction to some of the course content. The course is then completed online in the 6 weeks that follow the in-person seminar.
This professional development course addresses language skill development with a focus on reading and listening. Informal assessments of receptive language skills and models of instructional strategies that build students’ language skills are also included. The course is divided into six modules: an introduction to receptive language; the structure of language; vocabulary development; listening comprehension; reading comprehension; and pragmatic language comprehension.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.
GRADUATE CREDIT OPTION
Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit.
1 Optional Graduate Credit
|July 9, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 6 weeks of online instruction (ending on August 20, 2019)
Excellent course opening class. Being an online course, it’s very helpful to have this springboard before being “on our own.”
Linda is a certified speech-language pathologist who joined Landmark High School in 1994 as the expressive language program director, transitioning into a consultative role from 2003-2016. Linda has served as a Landmark Outreach faculty member since 1996, consulting to schools, presenting professional seminars, and teaching graduate-level courses. She also brings experience evaluating and treating students in public school settings. Linda earned both her Bachelor of Science in communication disorders (1986) and Master of Arts in speech-language pathology (1988) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of the booklet, Understanding Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Social Communication Skills, and numerous articles on related topics.