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(BLENDED) Executive Function: Impact on Academic Proficiency – Summer Institute 2019

This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week

About the 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 10 weeks that follow the in-person seminar.

Course Description

This professional development course provides educators with an overview of the components of executive function. It covers the impacts of having both a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, and executive function deficits, as well as practical instructional strategies to support students.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • identify students’ executive function deficits in the classroom
  • recognize how executive function deficits are compounded for students with LBLD
  • implement and differentiate targeted strategies to help students to better manage language and executive function demands
  • promote student success at an appropriate level of individualized instruction


This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.



Please bring a laptop so you can log into the course and access the course materials.


The following texts are required for the course:

Newhall, P. W. (2014). Executive function: foundations for learning and teaching. In P.W. Newhall (Ed.), Language-based teaching series. Prides Crossing, MA: Landmark School Outreach Program.

Dawson, P., & Guare, R. (2018). Executive skills in children and adolescents: a practical guide to assessment and intervention. third edition. New York, NY: Guilford.

Course Information

45 Hours/PDPs, 3 graduate credits (fee included in course tuition)
Dates/Time Price
July 9, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 10 weeks of online instruction (ending on September 17, 2019)

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

Excellent course opening class. Being an online course, it’s very helpful to have this springboard before being “on our own.”

Jody Spear

About the Instructor

Erin Broudo

Erin Broudo currently teaches in a language-based program for grades 6-8 in the Wachusett Regional School District based in Holden, MA. Prior to this position, she worked as a special education coordinator at Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, MA. Erin began her teaching career at Landmark High School, where she taught literature and grammar & composition courses in the preparatory program, as well as one-on-one language arts tutorials, for seven years. She has been teaching online courses for Landmark Outreach since she left Landmark and continues to participate in Outreach seminars, as well as other professional development opportunities related to dyslexia and language-based instruction.

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