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Strategies for Success: Writing Skills Instruction for the Expressive Language Student, Virtual – Summer Institute 2022


  • Delivery mode: Entirely virtual. There is no in-person component for the virtual courses.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section. Please be prepared to be available for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction for the entire duration of this course.
  • Platform: Canvas and Zoom. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and computer with video and audio. Login credentials will be emailed prior to the course beginning.


This virtual 1-day workshop 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 skills. A brief overview of the expressive language profile will be discussed. Participants should expect to leave with a practical and easy-to-replicate lesson plan or activity, 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 in the area of written expression. Topics include: an overview of language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) and expressive language disorders, practical case studies, strategies for guiding students through the initial brainstorming process, scaffolding for written expression, samples of student work, and lesson plans for implementation in the classroom.

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
  • Create a lesson or activity that sets students up for success in written expression
  • Become familiar with and practice using cueing strategies
  • Develop strategies to help students with an expressive language profile reach their full academic potential


This course is appropriate for educators at the Middle and High School levels.


No materials required.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 15, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

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 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 1:1 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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