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December LCIRT News

What adaptations have college Disability Services made to support students during COVID-19? LCIRT researchers Dr. Manju Banerjee and Dr. Adam Lalor surveyed 212 disability service providers and share highlights below. This month we also bring you recommended readings about the academic power of friendship, how to keep students with dyslexia engaged in online learning, and strategies librarians are using to heal or avoid traumatic reading experiences. Above all, as this tumultuous year ends, we take time to applaud the extraordinary efforts of educators and students, and wish you a joyful 2021.
Featured Article
A National Investigation of Disability Services Response to COVID-19

Adam Lalor, Ph.D. and Manju Banerjee, Ph.D.
Landmark College

Since March 2020, US colleges and universities have faced the greatest obstacle to delivering higher education since the Vietnam era:  COVID-19.  As a result, institutions of higher education and their disability services offices were forced to pivot and begin providing accessible education to all students online.  Within days, college campuses were empty, and online learning management systems became the site of higher education.

With this in mind, Drs. Adam Lalor and Manju Banerjee conducted a study of 212 colleges and universities from around the nation to better understand the experiences of disability services offices during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Read survey results and an interview with researchers here
Free Webinar This Week!
Neurodiversity in the Workplace: LD, Autism and ADHD Pathways to Success

Thursday, December 3, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
 
Spread the word to employers about neurodiversity.  Invite them to join Landmark College educators and corporate partners as we share:
  • Advantages of neurodiverse teams to business
  • The mutual value of Landmark College's corporate partnerships
  • How an individualized educational approach creates professional success
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Online Courses for Education Professionals
Don't miss your chance for professional development on executive function, student motivation, and strategies for supporting students who learn differently. We're now accepting applications for these courses opening February 5:
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 January 17

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