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Students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) often encounter difficulty in academics. This online training provides an overview of key strategies to address those difficulties in selected areas. Specifically designed for students with LBLD, these strategies have also proven helpful for ELL students and others with a variety of learning challenges.

The ELA and ESOL C&I PD Centers are delighted to connect with the Landmark School, for students with language-based learning disabilities, to bring you another round of this excellent professional learning opportunity. This is a repeat of the earlier course with the same title.

Please note: This is an online course in Blackboard that cannot be accessed from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers, tutors, and volunteers

Designed to enhance direct explicit instruction of students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), this online professional development course introduces a selection of specific LBLD teaching strategies and materials to help adult learners gain educational success.

The following three core modules will be addressed: Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities; Organizational Skills (time & materials management, planning); and Academic Skills (reading comprehension, vocabulary development, note-taking, pre-writing, composition). Study skills will be presented in the context of Organizational and Academic skills within the classroom.

Course Components:

  • Three two-hour morning sessions on Tuesdays: May 26, June 2, and June 9  (9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Two one-hour assignments, outside of course time
  • One one-hour Q&A session on Tuesday, June 16 (9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental concepts and meaning of the term "language-based learning disabilities”
  • Recognize and implement appropriate interventions for a student with organizational challenges
  • Recognize and implement appropriate interventions for helping students succeed in academic areas requiring study and writing skills
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)



Online (Blackboard)
United States

PD Center
C&I PD Centers Collaboration
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
ESOL/English Language Learner
Learning Disabilities