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Supporting Adolescents with Dyslexia: Strategies to Manage Classroom Language Demands, Virtual – Summer Institute 2022

This course is also offered in person on a different day!


  • Delivery mode: Entirely virtual. There is no in-person component for the virtual courses.
  • 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 will be emailed prior to the course beginning.


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

Upon completion, participants will be able t0:

  • Describe the causes of reading challenges for individuals with dyslexia
  • Understand the neurological research and theory 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.


Materials will be provided electronically.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 11, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kaia Cunningham, M.S.Ed.

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 University.

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