Course Listing


Executive Function: Impact on Academic Proficiency (BLENDED)

3 graduate credits provided by Fitchburg State University
Cost includes graduate credit fee

Executive Function: Impact of Academic Proficiency is offered in a blended format, with a one-day in-person session, followed by 10 weeks of online coursework. The in-person day, taught by the online instructor, will highlight important and course-relevant background information on executive function, preview all course assignments and projects, and provide a comprehensive overview of the online course platform, Canvas. This blended course is a great option for those new to online learning or individuals looking to combine the traditional classroom experience with a contemporary and convenient online course.

This graduate-level 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) 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


The following texts are required for the course:



This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.

Course Information

36 hours/PDPs, 3 graduate credits (fee included in course tuition)
Dates/Time Price
July 11, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 10 weeks of online instruction (ending on September 19, 2018)

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

Sign up for Free Landmark Teaching Strategies

Landmark’s Free Language-Based Teaching e-Resource

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Our latest strategy

Evaluating the Social Emotional Learning Approach

Being open to adapting classroom practices to meet students’ needs will increase the effectiveness of instruction and make all students feel comfortable in the learning environment.