Course Listing

1 Day Workshops

Dyslexia in Middle and High School: Strategies to Manage Increased Language Demands, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023

This course is also offered in a virtual format on a different day!

 

IN-PERSON COURSE LOGISTICS

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

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this 1-day workshop, participants will explore the official definition of dyslexia and will come to better understand how the impacts of this commons specific learning disability (SLD) can affect students in the middle and high school classrooms. Participants will also learn research-based best practices to help these students manage the increase in pace, volume, and complexity of assignments and content. Additionally, participants will view sample lessons and explore ways to break down assignments to best support their student’s learning needs.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the causes of reading challenges for individuals with dyslexia
  • Gain awareness of other learning and social-emotional challenges that can exist alongside dyslexia 
  • Learn best practice instructional strategies to support students with dyslexia

 

LEVEL

This course is appropriate for educators who work at the middle and high school levels. This course is not designed for elementary educators.

 

MATERIALS

Materials will be provided on-site.

Course Information

Credits
5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 17, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm
$175

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About the Instructor

Kaia Cunningham, M.S.Ed.

Kaia has been at Landmark since 2006. In addition to her work for Outreach, she has been a language arts teacher at Landmark High School. Previously, her roles and responsibilities included assistant director of the preparatory program, academic advisor, and full-time teacher and tutor. Kaia graduated from The College of Santa Fe with her bachelor’s in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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