Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Supporting Students with Dyslexia: An Overview & Best Practices, In-Person – Summer Institute 2022


  • Delivery mode: In-person. All guidelines around Covid-19 protocols will be followed and communicated to participants.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.


This seminar will focus on recognizing the common indicators of dyslexia and debunking common myths. Participants will be exposed to an overview of the latest research, as well as learn to develop practical teaching strategies and promote individual student success through direct language-based skill instruction. Participants should expect to leave with concrete best practices that will support students with dyslexia in their classroom. Topics include: an overview of the latest research on dyslexia, practical case studies, strategies for supporting language-based teaching, work samples, and lesson plans for implementation in the classroom.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the common indicators of dyslexia
  • Identify common myths about dyslexia
  • Review a relevant case study of a student with dyslexia
  • Create a lesson or activity that sets dyslexic students up for success
  • Become familiar with and practice using language-based teaching strategies to help students with dyslexia reach their full academic potential


This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.


Materials will be available on-site.


Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 11-12, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kate Payson, M.S. Ed.

Kate has taken on a variety of roles since starting her career with Landmark in 2008. She currently works as an Outreach lead faculty member, guiding educators in developing best practices to support students with LBLD. Prior to this she served as Assistant Head of the Expressive Language Program at Landmark High School, designing, teaching and supervising writing, oral expression and social communication classes. Kate partnered with faculty from both campuses to coordinate professional development opportunities through Landmark’s Inreach Program from 2012-2020, and gained experience in her early years at the high school as the EL Program’s Lead Teacher, a full time teacher of Language Arts and Pragmatics/Social Communication, and a 1:1 tutor. Kate earned her master’s degree in special education at Simmons University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby College with a major in English and a minor in art.


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