LCIRT webinars bring you up-to-date information and research-based practices for supporting students with learning disabilities (LD), ADHD, or ASD. They are a cost-effective, efficient way to provide professional learning to individuals and school communities.
- Can't attend on that day or time? Not a problem. If you miss the live webinar, a single view replay of the webinar is available to watch at your leisure (sorry, either a live viewing--with the ability to ask questions and interact with the presenter--or a replay viewing is available, not both).
- Want to watch and discuss with colleagues? You can! There is no limit to the number of people viewing the webinars at one location on one device. Set up a time to watch a replay and project the webinar to your whole team! Please contact us if you plan to do this; we can give you some helpful hints about making the most of this option.
Webinar I. Understanding and Removing Math Barriers: How Non-Mathematicians Can Help Students with LD, ADHD, and ASD
Why do students with a wide variety of strengths and challenges struggle with math content? Why do students perform well in some mathematics courses but not others? Can students with math specific LD achieve proficiency or even mastery in math? This webinar will explore the various cognitive barriers that cause students with LD, ADHD, and ASD to struggle in math and science classrooms. Attendees will learn ways to support students outside the classroom in order to improve their academic performance. This session is designed for instructors and academic support staff and does not assume expert knowledge of mathematics.
Presenter: Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Ph.D., Director of the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) / Associate Professor
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM (Eastern)
Webinar II. Riding the Waves: How to Use the Science of Emotion Regulation to Facilitate Successful Learning
Have you ever seen a student exhibit emotional, self-sabotaging and seemingly irrational behaviors when faced with academic stress? Poor emotion regulation is often found in students with learning differences. Intense emotional states, such as anxiety, can profoundly influence key cognitive processes, which in turn can severely hamper learning. Negative classroom experiences associated with poor emotional regulation can lead students to drop out of school. This webinar covers current scientific understanding of the neuro-biological processes of emotion-cognition regulation and how they impact behavior. We will focus on practical ideas and best practices as we delve into emotion regulation strategies, particularly one of the most promising and teachable strategies, cognitive reappraisal.
Presenter: Cyrus Shaoul, Ph.D., Senior Academic Researcher / Associate Professor
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM (Eastern)