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This online training provides an overview of key strategies for addressing difficulties that students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) often encounter with organizational and academic skills. 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 re-connect with the Landmark School for students with language-based learning disabilities to bring you this excellent professional learning opportunity.

Please note: This course 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:

  • ELA and ESOL 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.

This course includes four sessions from 2:30-4:30 PM, plus two assignments for practicing some of the strategies. Please note that participation in all four live sessions is required:

  1. January 21: Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities
  2. January 28: Organizational Skills (time & materials management, planning)
  3. February 4:  Academic Skills (reading comprehension, vocabulary development, note-taking, pre-writing, composition)
  4. February 11: Review of Assignments and Wrap-up

Study skills will be presented in the context of Organizational and Academic skills within the classroom.

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the fundamental concepts and meaning of 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 studying and writing skills



Online (Blackboard)
United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
ESOL/English Language Learner
Learning Disabilities