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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T36 - Teaching Students With LD Online: Key Challenges and Ways to Overcome Them

Nov 9, 2017 3:45pm ‐ Nov 9, 2017 4:45pm

Standard: $20.00


Online education has experienced exponential growth during the past few decades; however, the online environment poses significant challenges for students with executive-function and language-processing weaknesses. This session explores the sources of struggle for students with LD online and presents lessons learned from research and practice on ways to overcome those challenges. Participants leave with practical guidelines for improving the cognitive accessibility of their online courses.

Learning Outcomes:

  • RESEARCH: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.
  • SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL: Examine social/emotional issues and implications for practice for individuals with dyslexia and related language learning disabilities.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the relationship between executive functioning and student learning and performance.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Evaluate what technological competencies students with language learning disabilities need to master before continuing on into higher education.

Disclosure: Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki and Manju Banerjee have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Zachary Alstad, Ph.D.
  • Manju Banerjee, Ph.D., Vice President of Educational Research and Innovation, Landmark College, Banerjee, M. (July, 2018). Invited Guest Speaker. College Board. Diminishing Value of Disability Documentation: A National Survey of DS Websites. Banerjee, M. (February, 2017). Session Presenter. Learning Disability Association of America Annual Conferen
  • Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki, Ph.D., Senior Academic Researcher, Landmark College

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