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An Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities

This one-day workshop will offer insight regarding the educational implications of language-based learning disabilities for students in today’s classrooms. Topics of discussion will include an overview of neurodevelopmental variation and the dynamics of learning (cognition, language development, attention, working memory, executive function) for students with language-based learning disabilities. Effective teaching principles, strategies, and recommendations for language-based instruction and academic planning will be offered.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • summarize the dynamics of learning
  • describe the impact of neurodevelopmental variation on the learner
  • list effective teaching principles, strategies, and recommendations that define language-based instruction
  • advocate for the implementation of best practices recommended by research for educating students with language-based learning disabilities


This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.


This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Course Information

5 hours/PDPs (included)
.5 ASHA CEUs (optional)
Dates/Time Price
July 9, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

“Ann is a strong seminar leader. She gave us a ton of strategies and the theory behind those strategies....She gave me the tools I need to really help my kids learn! I am taking these back, sharing them with my English teacher and changing lives.”

Joan M.

About the Instructor

Ann Larsen

Ann has been working professionally in the field of language-based learning disabilities since 1977. Her responsibilities over the years at Landmark School have included: assistant director of admission, academic dean at Landmark High School, academic case manager at Landmark Elementary•Middle School, dean of women students, and language arts teacher and tutor. Ann currently consults with public, private, and charter schools across the country regarding evaluation, academic planning, and program design, development, and implementation for children with language-based learning disabilities. Ann is a graduate of Smith College, with former Massachusetts certification in elementary education and special needs administration.



Mrs. larsen receives a speaking fee and may receive compensation for follow-up consultation work relating to her presentation.



Mrs. Larsen states no nonfinancial relationships exist.

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