Helping Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed
May 14, 2013 - 10:31am

More and more students with learning disabilities are arriving at all kinds of colleges, and these students’ needs raise education and legal issues for educators. On Monday, June 17, Inside Higher Ed presents a webinar with Brent E. Betit, senior vice president of Landmark College – an institution founded in 1984 specifically to serve students with learning disabilities – and a national expert  on best practices for serving these students.  Mr. Betit will discuss:

--Identifying and certifying students as having a learning disability.

--Legal issues for colleges when a student requests an accommodation.

--What to do about students who may need an accommodation but are hesitant to request one.

--Typical academic accommodations.

--Adopting “universal design” to make courses more accessible to all students.

--Faculty concerns.

This webinar is ideal for academic affairs officers, student affairs officers, disability services officers, legal affairs staff and senior leadership.

The webinar costs $199 and will consist of a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question period. There is no conference call required for this event -- the entire presentation, including audio, is delivered via the web. You may gather as many colleagues as you like to view the webinar via one monitor, but only one login per registration will be allowed. This event will be captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing by SpeechText Access.

Brent E. Betit  is senior vice president of Landmark College, founded in 1984 specifically to serve students with learning disabilities. The college now enrolls students with learning differences ranging from dyslexia to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to autism spectrum disorder. As a founding staff member of the college, he has held numerous executive positions in every key division of the college. Among his previous positions was serving as executive director of the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, which disseminates findings and best practices for serving students with learning disabilities, including practical strategies that can be used in traditional classrooms. Betit earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership and change from the Fielding Graduate Institute and a B.A. in English language and literature from Dartmouth College.

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