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Scaffolding for Success: Teaching Students with LBLD & Expressive Language Deficits, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023


  • Delivery mode: In-person
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section



This 5-day course will focus on recognizing students with expressive language deficits, developing practical teaching strategies and classroom techniques, and promoting individual student success through direct instruction of writing and oral expression skills. An overview of the expressive language profile will be discussed, exploring both academic and social implications. Additionally, there will be a focus on supporting executive function for these students. Participants should expect to leave with practical and easy-to-replicate lesson plans and activities, strategies that support expressive language in their classroom (both verbal and written) and a better understanding of how to work with students with expressive language deficits. 

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the profile of a student with an expressive language deficit
  • Review a case study of a student with written communication deficits
  • Discuss the importance of thematic units as a platform for skill development
  • Create lessons and activities that sets students of this profile up for success
  • Become familiar with and practice using cueing strategies
  • Develop strategies to help students with an expressive language profile reach their full academic and social potential



This course is appropriate for educators who work with all grade levels.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Graduate credit is included in course tuition and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

30 Hours/PDPs
3 Graduate Credits (fee included in course tuition)
Dates/Time Price
July 10-14, 2023
8:30am - 4:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kate Payson, M.S. Ed.

Kate has taken on a variety of roles since starting her career with Landmark in 2008. She currently works as an Outreach lead faculty member, guiding educators in developing best practices to support students with LBLD. Prior to this role, she served as assistant head of the Expressive Language Program at Landmark High School, designing, teaching, and supervising writing, oral expression, and social communication classes. Kate partnered with faculty from both campuses to coordinate professional development opportunities through Landmark’s Inreach Program from 2012-2020 and gained experience in her early years at the high school as the EL Program’s lead teacher, a full time teacher of language arts and pragmatics/social communication, and a one-to-one tutor. Kate earned her master’s degree in special education at Simmons University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby College with a major in English and a minor in art.


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