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15-Hour Seminars

Instructional Strategies for Assisting Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023


  • Delivery mode: In-person
  • 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 (LBLD), this 15-hour, 2-day seminar introduces a selection of specific language-based teaching strategies and materials to help young people succeed in school. This 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 (core knowledge, 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:

  • Define the fundamental concepts and meaning of the term “language-based learning disabilities”
  • Recognize and explain how to implement appropriate interventions for a student with organizational deficits
  • Recognize and explain how to implement appropriate interventions for helping students succeed in academic areas requiring study and writing skills

Massachusetts Educators: This seminar meets the professional re-licensure requirement for “at least 15 PDPs related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and the instruction of students with diverse learning styles.”



This course is appropriate for educators who work at the middle and high school levels.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

15 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 19-20, 2023
8:30am - 4:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Anna DiPerna, M.S.Ed.

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

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