Outreach Topics

Some of the language-based teaching topics covered by Outreach faculty can be found below

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Teaching Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities

  • Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD)
  • Language-Based Classroom: Elementary School
  • Language-Based Classroom: Middle School
  • Language-Based Classroom: High School
  • Landmark’s Six Teaching Principles in Your Classroom
  • Cultivating Motivation and Constructing Self-Determination in the LBLD Student
  • Target Strategies for Assisting Students with LBLD
  • Supporting Students with LBLD in Post-Secondary Planning

Assessment

  • Introduction to Assessment of Academic Skills
  • Understanding Assessment Measures
  • Language-Based Learning Disabilities and the Neuropsychological Evaluation

Expressive Language: Social Communication / Pragmatics

  • Oral Communication and the Student with LBLD
  • Oral Expression Techniques and Strategies for Content Area Teachers
  • Understanding and Teaching Students with Expressive Language Disorders
  • Social Communication Disorders and Executive Function
  • Social Communication Challenges for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities
  • Classroom Strategies to Support Students with Social Skills Challenges

Reading

  • Reading Development
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia in the Classroom
  • Scaffolding Phonics and Word Study Instruction

Executive Function and Study Skills

  • Executive Function: The Basics
  • Executive Function: Advanced
  • Study Skills: Elementary and Middle School
  • Study Skills: High School
  • Teaching Effective Test-Taking Skills

Expressive Language: Writing

  • Teaching Writing: Sentences to Paragraphs
  • Teaching Writing: Paragraphs to Essays
  • Writing Across the Curricula
  • Written Expression Strategies
  • Teaching Spelling

Mathematics

  • Develop Cardinality and Number Sense with Whole-to-Part Icons of Quantity
  • Teaching Elementary Mathematics
  • Teaching Mathematics Using Alternative Strategies and Modalities
  • Math Strategies for Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities, Including Dyscalculia
  • Technology for Teaching Math
  • Creating Powerful Activities for your Math Classroom
  • Creating & Utilizing Interactive Student Notebooks in Math
  • Incorporating Growth Mindset into Math Instruction

Other

  • Instructing English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities
  • Special Education Law
  • Technology and the LBLD Student
  • Technology: Practical Tips for Classroom Use
  • Games for Learning
  • Multisensory Learning
  • Seminar for Paraprofessionals, Ed. Techs, and Aides

What is LBLD?

Check out this explanation on our resources page.

What is LBLD?

How can you better serve students with LBLD?

Explore three different options: language-based instruction, language-based classrooms, language-based programs.

LBLD Programs

For more information about consulting, programming, and fees, please contact Kate Kinsman, Director of School Partnerships at kkinsman@landmarkschool.org or 978-236-3348.

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