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July LCIRT News

As students across the country begin returning to campus, we bring you a timely article with tips on Executive Function and Transition by Dr. Adam Lalor, Director of LCIRT, and Dr. Rick Bryck, Dean of the Landmark College School of Educational Research and Innovation. For professional development around EF, LD, and more, don't miss two upcoming deadlines: Register for our August 6 online Summer Institute on "Creating an Environment for Success" or apply by August 22 for fall courses in our Certificate Program in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity. Lastly, to top off your summer reading list, we link you to LCIRT Recommends articles on student-centered math lessons, accessibility gains, and best practices for fostering self-regulated learning.
Featured Article
Executive Function Skills:
The Keys to College Transition
Richard L. Bryck, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Educational Research & Innovation
Landmark College

Adam R. Lalor, Ph.D.
Director, Landmark College Institute for Research & Training
Co-Director,  Center for Neurodiversity
Landmark College
While approximately 25% of college students fail to persist to their second year, dropout rates for neurodivergent students are even higher. One reason for this gap may be that some neurodivergent students struggle more with executive function, a key element of college readiness. In this article, Drs. Lalor and Bryck discuss the building blocks of executive function (working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility), and describe four strategies for combatting specific EF challenges.
Professional Development
Summer Institute for Educators
Creating an Environment for Success
Friday, August 6
9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Gain practical, evidence-based strategies for supporting students with executive function challenges, ADHD, LD and autism. The Landmark College Summer Institute is an annual opportunity to reboot your learning and refresh your enthusiasm for supporting students who learn differently. 
Join us for presentations on:
  • Intentional Teaching: How Landmark College Pedagogy Supports Student Success
  • Teaching for Transfer: What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing
  • Thinking Reasonably About Accommodations for Autism Spectrum Students in STEM Classrooms
  • Student Voices: Landmark College Students Share Their Academic Journey
Learn More and Register Here
Online Courses for Education Professionals
Choose your approach . . .  Take a single course for 3 graduate credits or complete a 15-credit certificate program in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity. Pursue a specialization Executive Function or Autism on Campus and Online. 
Apply by August 22
Two courses run September 10 - November 7:
Our introductory course: Develop a core understanding of learning theories, frameworks, and best practices for working effectively with students who learn differently.  Read More
Explore how to leverage Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to create flexible, engaging, and effective learning solutions, even if you don't consider yourself "tech-savvy." Practice various learning technologies and expand your knowledge of how to provide diverse learners educational opportunities that aren't "one-size-fits-all".  Read More
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