Grants & Research

The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) was established to formalize Landmark College’s interest in promoting inquiry in the field of learning disabilities.

Traditionally, most research relating to learning disabilities, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been conducted with children. However, the cognitive functions and educational needs of young adults are very different. LCIRT is dedicated to taking a leadership role in research applied to these older students. LCIRT has been involved in a number of research projects that provide evidenced-based strategies and tools for those working with students with learning disabilities, ADHD and ASD.

LCIRT's current and recent research and federally funded grant projects include:

AccessComputing Minigrant 1: Participatory Design for Accessible Apps and Games

 Human Centered Computing Workshop; Collaboration with University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. (Active, 10/1/11 – 9/30/12) Read more about the AccessComputing grants.

AccessComputing Minigrant 2:  Electronic Tablets & Computer Programming Workshop

Electronic Tablets and Accessible Programming Workshop; collaboration with Southern Illinois University. (Active; 1/1/12 – 12/31/12). Read more about AccessComputing grants.

AccessComputing Capacity Building Institute at Landmark College:  Pathways to Success for Students with Invisible Disabilities

Read more about the Capacity Building Institute.

NSF RDE: Investigating the Effectiveness of TinkerPlots in Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Understand Statistical Concepts

(Active; 9/1/11 – 9/30/13). Read more about the NSF RDE Tinkerplot grant.

Improving Access to Technological Education Programs and Careers for Community College Students with Learning Disabilities (LD)

LCIRT was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant program for a two-year project entitled Improving Access to Technological Education Programs and Careers for Community College Students with Learning Disabilities (LD). (Active) Visit the Access Tech Careers website for more information.

Universal Design in College Algebra: Customizing Learning Resources for Two Year Students with Learning Disabilities

This award was used to create universally-designed online algebra learning resources for use by students in developmental algebra courses, focused on improving access and usability for students with learning disabilities. (Closed) Read more about Universal Design in College Algebra grant.

Biology Success: Teaching Diverse Learners The front cover of the Biology Success! manual.

The Biology Success! manual asserts that students with learning differences can succeed in high school and college introductory biology courses when the curriculum has been designed to respond to their learning needs. To support this goal, a manual was producted for the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD - 0004264. After the Biology Success! manual became out-of-print, the text was converted to a series of PDFs that are available at no cost to download. Email Landmark College for Research and Training (LCIRT) for access information.

For additional information

Landmark College Institute
for Research and Training

PO Box 820
1 River Road South
Putney, VT 05346