1 Day Workshops
If you are signing up for this section, you are signing up for an in-person section with a limited number of spaces. This course can also be taken virtually. If you want to take the course virtually, you must register for the virtual section so we can ensure you receive login instructions.
The content for the virtual section and in-person section is the same.
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:
This course is appropriate for educators at all grade levels.
Please bring a laptop, as all necessary materials will be shared electronically.
|July 23, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern
Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.
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.