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Key Considerations for Identifying and Supporting English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities, Virtual – Summer Institute 2022


  • 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.


Current statistics inform us that there are a growing number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in today’s classrooms. Some of those students also present with learning disabilities (LDs). This workshop will explore how educators can support ELLs with LDs. An overview of second language acquisition and related processes will be provided. We will then discuss common challenges associated with assessing ELLs for learning disabilities, key assessment components, and informal tools that can aid the assessment process. Instructional strategies to support listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills will also be presented.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe processes related to second language acquisition
  • Explain the key components of a language assessment
  • Implement effective strategies to support ELLs with LDs


This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.


Materials will be provided electronically.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 18, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP

Linda is a certified speech-language pathologist. Throughout her career, she has worked in clinical and school settings evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of communication disorders. Linda joined Landmark High School as the expressive language program director in 1994, transitioning into a consultation role in this program from 2003-2016. Linda has also been a Landmark Outreach Program faculty member since 1996. For Outreach, she consults with private and public schools, as well as develops and teaches courses for the Summer Institute and Landmark Outreach Online. Linda’s expertise is in child and adolescent language disorders with a particular interest in social communication deficits. She has presented seminars on these topics at the IDA, LDA, and ASHA national conferences. Linda earned both her bachelor’s (1986) and master’s (1988) degrees in communication disorders from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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