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Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in the Writing Classroom

Beacon College via Canvas Network

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Overview

At Beacon College, the premiere accredited four-year college exclusively for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences, research-based, student-centered writing pedagogy is embedded into the curriculum. However, many writing instructors at other educational institutions have not had significant training in teaching students with learning disabilities.

This short program of study will explore strategies to help students with learning disabilities become more comfortable with the writing process in the classroom environment. While the course is aimed to help instructors of writing better accommodate their students, parents of students with learning disabilities, as well as the students themselves, may find this course useful.

Together, we will explore:

  • Types of learning disabilities that make writing difficult
  • Effective classroom practices
  • Individual student conferencing strategies
  • Assistive technology

Join us for a rich and much-needed discussion on how to help our students with learning disabilities succeed in writing.

Intended Audience: Educators

Time to complete the course: About two hours a week

Certificate or digital badge for completing the course: Certificate of Completion

Format: Instructor-led

Asynchronous (independent) activities: Yes

Synchronous (class) activities: No

Instructor feedback: Via responses in discussion forum

Peer feedback: Via responses in discussion forum

Group work: No

Prerequisites: None

Taught by

Dr. William Nesbitt and Dr. Caroline Le

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