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Landmark Outreach offers courses and PD sessions on a variety of topics related to dyslexia and other SLDs. Here are two sample descriptions:

Unpacking the Science of Reading to Inform Literacy Instruction

This session will provide an overview of the Science of Reading, which is an ever-growing body of research that explains and analyzes how the brain learns to read. The human brain was not wired for reading. It is not an innate skill that people develop naturally such as listening and speaking. Instead, reading must be taught through an explicit, multimodal approach. In this session, participants will learn more about the Science of Reading. In addition, the presenter will share a variety of research-based best practices to support students’ literacy achievement.

Instructional Strategies to Support Students’ Executive Function Skills

This presentation will provide participants with an overview of executive function and strategies to support students’ study skills. Study skills are defined as the effective organization of materials, time, and language. While the development of study skills can benefit all learners’ executive function, study skills instruction will be presented as a response to skill deficits resulting from a language-based learning disability and/or executive function weakness. A variety of strategies, tools, and resources to support students’ management of their time, information, and materials ⎼ both online and physical materials ⎼ will be shared.

Interested in more topics? See the list below.

Teaching Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities
  • Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLD)
  • Language-Based Classroom: Elementary School
  • Language-Based Classroom: Middle & High School
  • Landmark’s Six Teaching Principles in Your Classroom
  • Target Strategies for Assisting Students with LBLD
  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia in the Classroom
Assessment
  • A Diagnostic Approach to Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension Lessons: Using Assessments to Drive Instructional Choices
  • 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
  • The Science of Reading
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Scaffolding Phonics and Word Study Instruction
  • Teaching Spelling
  • Reading Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
Executive Function and Study Skills
  • Instructional Strategies to Support Executive Function
  • Study Skills: Elementary and Middle School
  • Study Skills: High School
Expressive Language: Writing
  • Teaching Writing: Sentences to Paragraphs
  • Teaching Writing: Paragraphs to Essays
  • Writing Across the Curricula
  • Written Expression Strategies
  • Thematic Unit Planning
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
  • 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

Want a PD Workshop?

Please fill out our PD Workshop Request Form.

PD Workshop Request Form

For more information, please contact Outreach Director Kate Kinsman at kkinsman@landmarkschool.org.

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