Interested in a Certificate in
Learning Differences and Neurodiversity?

Interested in a Certificate in
Learning Differences and Neurodiversity?

Certificate in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity​


LC Online’s Learning Differences and Neurodiversity (LDN) certificate is an online, post-baccalaureate professional development program for educators and professionals who work with students with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, or executive function challenges. The program uniquely integrates current research findings with evidence-based practices, classroom strategies, and technologies. Courses offer the convenience of online learning as well as the opportunity to interact with an engaged cohort through video conferences and discussions.​

Two different tracks are available—in Executive Function or Autism on Campus and Online –students can choose to pursue either (or both) of these five-course certificatesClick here to see the Course Schedule.

The application deadline for the next set of courses is October 31, 2021.

Specialization in Executive Function

An emphasis is placed on executive function skill training (e.g., time management, organization, initiation, working memory, cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control) to improve academic success for students who learn differently.

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Specialization in Autism on Campus and Online

This track focuses on social and emotional differences and cognitive and academic challenges autistic students face. Drawing largely on supports and programs offered at Landmark College, each course focuses on understanding and supporting the needs of students in high school and post-secondary environments.

Earn your certificate with the full series or take individual graduate courses.

Enroll in individual three-credit courses or complete a five-course sequence to earn a Certificate in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity from Landmark College. To earn a specialization, two core program courses, two track-specific courses, and a Capstone course are required. With the exception of the capstone, each course can be taken individually. Courses are:

Learn more about our Professional Certificate in Learning Differences and Neurodiversity program.
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“I really like the balance of theory and practice. It helps me immensely to have the research to refer to when
presenting a strategy, but I also appreciate that it’s always very clear why we delve into particular theories.”

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“I am finding the material of this course tremendously empowering, as it gives me concrete knowledge
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Who will benefit from the certificate courses in learning differences and executive function?

  • Learning/academic support specialists
  • Disability service providers
  • Transition coordinators
  • College and university professors
  • High school teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Counselors
  • Education consultants
  • Psychologists
  • ADHD coaches
  • And more!
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How will you benefit from the LDN certificate courses?

  • You’ll develop a deeper appreciation of the unique experiences of students who learn differently.
  • You’ll acquire an in-depth understanding of executive function and evidence-based practices that help students thrive in the classroom.
  • You’ll discover the dynamic role of technology in creating accessible instruction.
  • You’ll learn methods for engaging and motivating students to help them achieve their goals.

LD Research and Professional Development

Learn more about Landmark College's Institute for Research & Training (LCIRT).

Course Schedule

  • Multiple courses run simultaneously during each 8-week term.
  • Allows you to start the series with Course 1 in either the fall or early spring.
  • Start with any course in the program (with the exception of Course 5/5b, the Capstone Project).
  • Courses are scheduled each academic year in a similar pattern as shown in the table below.
  • Courses can also be taken individually (with the exception of Course 5/5b, the Capstone Project).
Read brief course descriptions or click on the links below to see the syllabus for each course.

Academic Year 2021-2022

TermCohort I
Executive Function Track
Cohort II
Executive Function Track
Cohort III
Autism Track
Application
Deadline
Fall
Sept 10 -
Nov 7, 2021
Course I
LDN631:
Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners
Course 4
LDN640:
Online, Blended, and Classroom Technologies for Diverse Learners
Course I
LDN631:
Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners
Aug 22, 2021
Winter
Nov 19, 2021 -
Jan 23, 2022
Course 2a
LDN633:
Academic Strategies and EF Supports for Students with LD, ADHD, Autism
Course 5a
LDN645:
EF Capstone Project
Course 2b
LDN641:
Academic and Cognitive Supports for Autistic Students

Course 5b
LDN646:
Autism Capstone Project
Oct 31, 2021
Spring I
Feb 4 - Apr 3, 2022
Course 3a
LDN638:
Student Engagement, Self-Regulation, and Motivation
Course 1
LDN631:
Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners
Course 3b
LDN634:
Social and Emotional Supports for Autistic Students
Jan 16, 2022
Spring II
Apr 15 - Jun 12, 2022
Course 4
LDN640:
Online, Blended, and Classroom Technologies for Diverse Learners
Course 2a
LDN633:
Academic Strategies and EF Supports for Students with LD, ADHD, Autism
Course 4
LDN640:
Online, Blended, and Classroom Technologies for Diverse Learners
Mar 27, 2022
Summer
Jun 24 - Aug 21, 2022
Course 5a
LDN645:
EF Capstone Project
Course 3a
LDN638:
Student Engagement, Self-Regulation, and Motivation
Jun 5, 2022

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