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Professional Certificate in Learning Differences (LD) and Neurodiversity

Specialization in Executive Function

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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. 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. 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.

The application deadline for the next set of courses is January 20, 2020

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

You can enroll in individual three credit courses or complete all five courses to earn a Certificate in Learning Differences (LD) and Neurodiversity, with a specialization in Executive Function, from Landmark College. With the exception of the Capstone, each course can be taken individually and in any order. The five courses are:

Hear from recent graduates as they describe their experience in 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!
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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 2019 – 2020

  • Two different 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, the EF 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, the EF Capstone Project).

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

Academic Year 2019 – 2020 (Courses will repeat in the same pattern in the 2020 – 2021 academic year)
Term Cohort I Cohort II Application Deadline
Fall
Sep 13 – Nov 10, 2019
Course 1:
Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners
Course 4:
Online, Blended, and Classroom Technologies for Diverse Learners
Sep 2, 2019
Winter
Nov 22, 2019 – Jan 26, 2020
Course 2:
Academic Strategies and EF Supports for Students with LD, ADHD, ASD
Course 5:
EF Capstone Project
Nov 10, 2019
Spring I
Feb 7 – Apr 5, 2020
Course 3:
Student Engagement, Self-Regulation, and Motivation
Course 1:
Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners
Jan 20, 2020
Spring II
Apr 17 – Jun 14, 2020
Course 4:
Online, Blended, and Classroom Technologies for Diverse Learners
Course 2:
Academic Strategies and EF Supports for Students with LD, ADHD, ASD
Mar 29, 2020
Summer
Jun 26 – Aug 23, 2020
Course 5:
EF Capstone Project
Course 3:
Student Engagement, Self-Regulation, and Motivation
Jun 7, 2020

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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