Aiding Students with Learning Disabilities

Presented by: Donna Walker Tileston

This course, presented by leaders in the field of brain-based education, addresses the special teaching challenges of students with diverse learning needs including reading disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, attention disorders and autism. The course emphasizes developing an understanding of the impact of neurobiological differences that present in learning disabled students in a regular classroom.

Instructors will provide teachers with a systems approach with the key components of Multi-Memory system, Self-System, Metacognitive System and Cognitive system to develop declarative and procedural knowledge.
Using innovative, yet practical instructional strategies, teachers will be able to provide tools to students which they can integrate into their daily classroom work and homework, including advanced use of graphic organizers and methods for resolving common problems.
The course is based on an assumption that students can gain knowledge and the skills necessary to perform in today’s world through access to a learning menu of strategies and systems to promote learning in all areas of instruction.

The concept of “automaticity” or the ability to recognize and comprehend written words reflexively is explained and teachers will be exposed to a host of “best practices” tools for a truly inclusive, brain-based learning environment.


45 Clock Hours $279 View Syllabus Add To Cart

1 Graduate Credit ** $304 View Syllabus Add To Cart

3 Graduate Credits $499 View Syllabus Add To Cart


Applicable towards Capella Masters Degree. Learn more

** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.

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Donna Walker Tileston

Donna Walker Tileston

Donna Walker Tileston is the author of 23 books on educational topics. Eleven of her books have won the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing by the Association of Educational Publishers. Her book on working with children from poverty also won the coveted Bronze Award from ForeWord Magazine. She has served education as a leader in teaching, administration, research, writing, software development, national consulting, curriculum development, management, technology, finance, grants management, public relations, and drug abuse prevention programs. Dr. Tileston specializes in brain research, the effects of poverty on learning and how to create and maintain powerful RTI programs. Dr. Tileston has made presentations world-wide on her research, including The Hague, Prague and Istanbul.