Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Instructional Strategies and Study Skills for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities, In-Person – Summer Institute 2022


  • Delivery mode: In-person. All guidelines around Covid-19 protocols 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 young people 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:

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


This course is appropriate for educators 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

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 13-14, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

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 College.

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