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.​

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

To earn a certificate, five courses are required: “Understanding and Supporting Diverse Learners,” a Capstone, and three other courses unique to their specialization. Click here to see the Course Schedule.

The application deadline for fall courses is August 25, 2024.

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.

Required courses:
Landmark College Certificate Program

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.

Required courses:

Specialization in Postsecondary Disability Services

This specialization focuses on preparing early-career and mid-level disability services professionals to champion accessibility within higher education. Guided by AHEAD’s new Professional Competencies, these courses equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to cultivate access, equity, and inclusion in the postsecondary environment, with a particular focus on students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and/or autism.

Required courses:
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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 neurodiversity 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 LDN631: Understand and Supporting Diverse Learners (required for all specializations) in either the fall or early spring.
  • Start with any course in the program with the exception of 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 the Capstone Project.
Read brief course descriptions or click on the links below to see the syllabus for each course.

Academic Year 2023-2024

Jun 21 - Aug 18, 2024
(Application deadline June 2)
Capstone Project:
LDN645 (EF)
LDN646 (Autism)
LDN647 (DS)
Student Engagement, Self-
Regulation, and Motivation
Understanding and Supporting
Diverse Learners

Academic Year 2024-2025

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