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1 Day Workshops

Dyslexia in Middle and High School: Strategies to Manage Increased Language Demands – Summer Institute 2024

In this 1-day workshop, participants will explore the official definition of dyslexia and will come to better understand how the impacts of this common specific learning disability (SLD) can affect students in the middle and high school classrooms. Participants will also learn research-based best practices to help these students manage the increase in pace, volume, and complexity of assignments and content. Additionally, participants will view sample lessons and explore ways to break down assignments to best support their students’ learning needs.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the causes of reading challenges for individuals with dyslexia
  • Understand other learning and social-emotional challenges that can exist alongside dyslexia 
  • Employ instructional strategies to support students with dyslexia

Note: This course is not designed for elementary educators.



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



Materials will be provided on-site.



  • Delivery mode: In-person.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 9, 2024
8:30am - 3:00pm

Teachers Say...

I love how the instructor presented as knowledgeable but real about the students we have in front of us. It was refreshing. The information was accessible and definitely practical!

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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