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Math Strategies for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities, Including Dyscalculia (July 19 Section) – Summer Institute 2019

Due to popular demand, we have opened a second section of this course on Friday, July 19. The content delivered in the first section and this section section will be the same. Please note that by registering for this course, you are registering for the July 19 date.  

Language-based learning disabilities affect students’ abilities to complete language tasks in all content areas, including math. This seminar will provide an overview of language-based learning disabilities, including dyscalculia, as well as a selection of specific instructional strategies that support students in an Algebra I classroom.  Participants will examine different academic and organizational skills, like note-taking, to better understand how to support students in a math classroom.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • define and understand the characteristics of a language-based learning disability
  • define and understand dyscalculia 
  • summarize effective teaching principles and strategies that support language-based instruction in a math classroom



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

Course Information

5 Hours/PDPs
Dates/Time Price
July 19, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kate Ryan

Kate currently works as an Outreach consultant where she partners with schools in different capacities to help support students with language-based learning disabilities. Previously, Kate taught algebra I, language-arts tutorials, and student advocates at Landmark High School. Kate was also a special educator at a public middle school and public charter high school where she taught small group math classes and managed a caseload of students. While working at the public charter high school, Kate was also a special education department head and then an assistant principal. Kate holds a BA from Colby College with a major in human development and minor in mathematics, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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