What is  a webinar?

A webinar is an interactive, web-based seminar, delivered to participants via an internet connection. It offers timely, high quality professional development and education in the comfort and convenience of your home or school.Landmark College Institute of Research and Training (LCIRT) webinars bring you up-to-date information and practical advice for supporting students with learning disabilities (LD), ADHD, or ASD. They are a cost-effective, efficient way to provide professional development to an individual or an entire cohort.

Spring Webinar Series   

Webinar I:  Using Mind Mapping Apps to Facilitate Writing
January 31, 2014    Replay now available!

Creating a useful outline for academic writing is a difficult task for many students, particularly those with executive function difficulties and language-based learning disabilities. Many students don't know where to start and how to organize their thoughts. Mind Mapping Apps provide a powerful solution that helps students translate their ideas into a visual format that is easy to manipulate. 

Presenter: Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Ph.D., Research and Educational Specialist
Cost: $45 ($35, when you register for the complete series)
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Webinar II:  Using Annotation Apps to Facilitate Active Reading
February 28, 2014    Replay now available!

Digital text (or e-text) and Text Reading Apps radically improve accessibility to print for a range of learners, including those with dyslexia and other language-based challenges, attentional difficulties, and limited vision. This webinar explores ways to capitalize on the comprehension tools and strategies embedded in Text Reading Apps, while minimizing the distractions of reading on a mobile device. 

Presenter: Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist
Cost: $45 ($35, when you register for the complete series)
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Webinar III:  Using Note-Taking Apps to Facilitate Studying
March 28, 2014    Replay now available!

Digital note-taking has transformed the way students can access, comprehend, retain and review information presented in course lectures and activities. This webinar will explore some popular note-taking apps (Notability), evaluate the level of accessibility and usability they offer, and discuss how they can provide students with effective solutions for capturing, organizing and sharing notes. 

Presenter: Sapna Prasad, Ph.D., Research and Educational Specialist
Cost: $45 ($35, when you register for the complete series)
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Past Webinars Available for Replay

Educational Perspectives on DSM-5

A revised version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association was published in May, 2013, after a long and contentious period of public comments. Since its publication, diagnosticians, clinicians, parents and educators have been grappling with changes that influence how individuals are diagnosed, with the potential to alter eligibility for services. During this webinar Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist for the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, will present an educational perspective on how these changes may play out.

This webinar will help answer:

• How have diagnostic criteria changed for individuals with LD, ADHD, and ASD?
• How may these changes impact students regarding diagnosis and eligibility for services?
• What are the implications for our work in school settings?

We will discuss the recent changes from an educational perspective, as well as persistent concerns and potential shifts in diagnosis and eligibility for services.

Presenter: Linda Hecker, M.Ed., Lead Education Specialist
Duration: One hour
Cost: $35

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Understanding Complexities in Disability Documentation Review and Accommodations

It's been 4 years since the ADA Amendments Act (ADA AA) was first implemented.  Since then, case law and settlements have helped to guide the implementation of ADA AA in determining reasonable accommodations.  However, confusion remains.  During this webinar  Dr. Manju Banerjee, VP and Director of the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) and Dr. Loring Brinckerhoff, Director of the Office of Disability Policy at Educational Testing Service (ETS) will present a dual perspective on the complexities of disability documentation guidelines and determination of accommodations: the perspective of a veteran service provider and the perspective of a high-stakes testing agency. 

Starting with an overview of the implications of the ADA Amendments Act (2008), AHEAD guidance document (2012), and the GAO report to Congress (2011) on testing agencies and accommodations, this webinar will share insights on how these and related events are shaping documentation review and accommodation decision-making at the postsecondary level and for high-stakes tests. Complex documentation reviews will be discussed, including implications of the “best ensure” standard for accommodations.

This webinar is designed to provide participants with:

  • Greater insight into the documentation review process and accommodations, given current trends in the field, GAO report, and case settlements
  • Increased clarification on disabilities documentation requirements at the postsecondary level
  • Understanding of ways to use disability documentation information for reasonable accommodations for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and multiple disabilities
  • Question & Answer opportunity to discuss individual complex accommodation requests

Presenters: Dr. Manju Banerjee, VP and Director of Landmark College Institute for Research and Training and Dr. Loring Brinckerhoff, Director of the Office of Disability Policy at Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Duration: One hour
Cost: $99

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Digital Note-taking Solutions

Overwhelmed by collections of papers used to capture your notes, ideas, and plans? This webinar gave an overview of how digital note-taking software and apps (OneNote, Evernote, and Notability) can offer effective solutions for capturing, organizing, and sharing notes and information. The presenter, Anne Fein, is a Landmark College faculty member and an instructor of "Assistive Technology Practices at Landmark College", the third course in the Certificate in Universal Design program.


Interested in other professional development opportunities?

Check out the Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration.  The next course, Cerebro-Diversity: Serving Students who Learn Differently, begins December 7, 2013.  Apply now!

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