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Certificate in Learning Differences (LD) and Neurodiversity

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Landmark College’s Professional Certificate is an online post-baccalaureate professional development program for educators and professionals who work with students with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, or other learning differences. The program uniquely integrates LCIRT’s 30+ years of research with evidence-based practices, classroom strategies, and technologies to support learning. Courses offer the convenience of online learning as well as the opportunity to interact with an engaged group of education professionals through video conferences and discussions.

Two different tracks are available—students can choose to pursue either of these five-course certificates:
 

Specialization in Executive Function

  • An emphasis is placed on executive function skill training (e.g., time management, organization, initiation, working memory, cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control) to improve academic success for students who learn differently.

Specialization in Autism on Campus and Online

  • New for 2020-2021! Two new courses in the certificate will be offered, focused on 1) social and emotional differences and 2) cognitive and academic challenges autistic students face. Drawing largely on supports and programs offered at Landmark College, the focus of each course will be on understanding and supporting the needs of students in high school and post-secondary environments. To earn the new specialization, enrollees in the program will take the two new courses, along with two “core” program courses, and a Capstone course.

The application deadline for the next set of courses is November 1, 2020


Earn your certificate with the full series, or take individual graduate courses

You can enroll in individual three credit courses or complete a five-course sequence to earn a Certificate in Learning Differences (LD) and Neurodiversity from Landmark College. With the exception of the capstone, each course can be taken individually and in any order. Courses are:

Watch a video description of the program

I really like the balance of theory and practice. It helps me immensely to have the research to refer to when presenting a strategy, but I also appreciate that it’s always very clear why we delve into particular theories.”

Who will benefit from the certificate courses in learning attention and executive functioning?

  • Disability service providers
  • Transition coordinators
  • College and university professors
  • High school teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Counselors
  • Education consultants
  • Psychologists
  • ADHD coaches
  • And more!
An LCIRT presenter works with a student on an iPad

How you will benefit from the LD Professional Certificate Courses

  • You’ll develop a deeper appreciation of the unique challenges faced by students who learn differently.
  • You’ll acquire an in-depth understanding of executive function (EF) and evidence-based practices that help students thrive in the classroom.
  • You’ll discover the dynamic role of technology in creating accessible instruction.
  • You’ll learn methods for engaging and motivating students to help them achieve their goals.

I am finding the material of this course tremendously empowering, as it gives me concrete knowledge I can invoke when discussing either a particular student’s situation or larger institutional issues.”

Still have questions? See our Pricing and FAQs page or

 

Certificate Course Schedule 2020 – 2021

  • Multiple courses run simultaneously during each 8-week term.
  • This allows you to start the series with Course 1 in either the fall or early spring.
  • Or you may start with any course in the program (with the exception of Course 5/5b, the Capstone Project).
  • Courses are scheduled each academic year in a similar pattern as shown in the table below.
  • Courses can also be taken individually (with the exception of Course 5/5b, the Capstone Project).

Read brief course descriptions or click on the links below to see the syllabus for each course.

 

Term Cohort I
Executive Function Track

Cohort II
Executive Function Track

Cohort III
Autism Track
Application Deadline
Fall
Sept 11 – Nov 8, 2020
Course 1 LDN631:
Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners
Course 4 LDN640:
Online, Blended, and Classroom Technologies for Diverse Learners
Course 1 LDN631:
Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners
Aug 23, 2020
Winter
Nov 20, 2020 – Jan 24, 2021
Course 2a LDN633:
Academic Strategies and EF Supports for Students with LD, ADHD, Autism
Course 5 LDN645:
EF Capstone Project
Course 2b LDN634:
Social and Emotional Supports for Autistic Students
Nov 1, 2020
Spring I
Feb 5 – Apr 4, 2021
Course 3a LDN638:
Student Engagement, Self-Regulation, and Motivation
Course 1 LDN631:
Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners
Course 3b LDN641:
Academic and Cognitive Supports for Autistic Students
Jan 17, 2021
Spring II
Apr 16 – Jun 13, 2021
Course 4 LDN640:
Online, Blended, and Classroom Technologies for Diverse Learners
Course 2a LDN633:
Academic Strategies and EF Supports for Students with LD, ADHD, Autism
Course 4 LDN640:
Online, Blended, and Classroom Technologies for Diverse Learners
Mar 28, 2021
Summer
Jun 25 – Aug 22, 2021
Course 5 LDN645:
EF Capstone Project
Course 3a LDN638:
Student Engagement, Self-Regulation, and Motivation
Course 5b LDN646:
Autism Capstone Project
Jun 6, 2021

Learn more about Landmark College’s Professional Certificate program on Learning Differences (LD) and Neurodiversity
 

Course Descriptions

Certificate Program Pricing & FAQ

 

Still have questions? Give us a call or email us at:

Landmark College Institute for Research and Training
(802) 387-1662
institute@landmark.edu

 

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