People with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) often encounter difficulties with organizational and academic skills. In this multi-session PD opportunity with the Landmark School, engage with key teaching strategies and materials addressing those challenges.

While designed for students with LBLD, these strategies have also proven helpful for English learner (EL) students and others with a variety of learning challenges.


    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.

This course includes four facilitated sessions plus two assignments for practicing some of the strategies. Completion of all four sessions and both assignments will result in 9 PD hours.


  1. January 11: Overview of Language-Based Learning Disabilities
  2. January 18: Organizational Skills (time & materials management, planning)
  3. January 25:  Academic Skills (reading comprehension, vocabulary development, note-taking, pre-writing, composition)
  4. February 15: Review of Assignments and Wrap-up

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

Please note: This course cannot be accessed from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email 1-2 days before the first session with instructions on how to access the course.

    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
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
01/11/2022 - 2:30 pm to 01/11/2022 - 4:30 pm
01/18/2022 - 2:30 pm to 01/18/2022 - 4:30 pm
01/25/2022 - 2:30 pm to 01/25/2022 - 4:30 pm
02/15/2022 - 2:30 pm to 02/15/2022 - 3:30 pm

Online (Blackboard)
United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ADEI (anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion)
ESOL/English Learners
Learning Disabilities / Differences