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In this session, learn about common language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), such as dyslexia, and about specific strategies to support adult learners with LBLD. This session is the first in a series offered by the SABES ELA, ESOL, and Math Curriculum and Instruction Centers on teaching adult learners with learning disabilities.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers and tutors of students with LBLD
  • Teachers and tutors of students with other learning challenges, including the challenge of learning English

Language-based learning disabilities (LBLDs) are common among adult learners, whether diagnosed or not. This 90-minute presentation will provide an overview of common LBLDs, and will highlight specific strategies and scaffolding for teachers to enhance their direct explicit instruction for these students. The strategies provided can be used across a wide array of courses.

Participants will receive 1.5 PD hours in LACES upon completion of this session.

Please note: You cannot access this session from the SABES website. You will receive an email from Zoe Reinecke of the ELA PD Center 1–2 days before the session with instructions on how to access the Zoom session.

For more information, please contact Zoe Reinecke,

Subsequent sessions in this series include the following events:

    Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and meaning of the term “Language-based Learning Disability”
  • Be more competent in identifying the signs of language-based learning disabilities in your classroom
  • Choose effective instructional strategies to help students with language-based learning disabilities and other learning challenges demonstrate academic progress
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
09/19/2023 - 2:30 pm to 09/19/2023 - 4:00 pm

United States

PD Center
C&I PD Centers Collaboration
Topic Area
ADEI (anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion)
ESOL/English Learners
Learning Disabilities / Differences
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
Self-Paced Monthly Offering