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Key Considerations for Identifying and Supporting English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities, Virtual – Summer Institute 2023


  • 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: 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 virtual 1-day 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 who work with all grade levels.



Materials will be provided electronically.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 10, 2023
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 with over 35 years of experience. She earned her B.S. in communication disorders and M.A. in speech-language pathology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Linda is currently a lead faculty member of the Landmark School Outreach Program. In this role she serves as an educational consultant partnering with public and private schools. Additionally, she develops and instructs workshops, webinars, and graduate courses for Landmark Outreach Online and the Summer Institute on topics related to Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD). Previous responsibilities included serving as the Expressive Language Program Director and speech-language consultant at Landmark High School. Linda also brings experience evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of communication disorders in clinical and school settings. She is the author of the booklet, Understanding Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Social Communication Skills, and numerous articles on related topics.

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