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Cape Cod Two-Day Seminars

Instructional Strategies for Assisting Students with Language Based Learning Disabilities, In-Person – Cape Cod 2021

If you are signing up for this section, you are signing up for an in-person section with a limited number of spaces. Our Cape Cod Seminars are only offered in-person.



  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: In-person. All recommended guidelines around social distancing, masks, hand washing, etc. will be followed and communicated to participants.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.



Designed to enhance direct explicit instruction of students with language-based learning disabilities, this two day seminar introduces a selection of specific LBLD teaching strategies and materials to help students gain success in school. This seminar is designed as an overview of key strategies in selected areas where students often encounter difficulty in middle and high school. It is a strategy heavy seminar with an array of supplied materials that are readily usable in a classroom. The following three core modules will be addressed: Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities (current research, best practices); Organizational Skills (time & materials management, planning); and Academic Skills (reading comprehension, vocabulary development, note-taking, pre-writing, composition).

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • be cognizant of the differences between the terms Language-Based Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder, and Expressive Language Disorder
  • learn strategies to aid a student with organizational deficits
  • learn strategies to aid a student with lbld to succeed in academic areas requiring study and writing skills
  • become familiar with general pedagogical approaches that best support students with lbld
  • become familiar with templates and other tools to assist students
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to incorporate these techniques into curriculum
  • learn strategies to micro-unit instruction and tasks to help students access curriculum



Please bring a laptop, as all necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
August 2-3, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern

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About the Instructor

Anna DiPerna

Anna DiPerna is the Assistant Math Department Head at the Landmark Elementary•Middle School and a Math and Oral Expression/Literature teacher. Since starting with Landmark in 2002, she has taught math, language arts, and oral expression/literature classes. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University and her Master of Science in special education from Simmons College. 

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