Strategies for Effectively Teaching Students with Language Based Learning Disabilities

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Every year teachers have the incredible privilege and challenge of teaching students with a range of learning profiles. This session will focus on strategies to teach students with language based learning disabilities. Participants will gain an understanding of what they are and how they impact student learning. A focus of the session will include practical strategies to implement in your classrooms to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Naomi Schimmel

Dr. Naomi Schimmel is the Head of Lower School at Shefa School. She has over ten years of experience working with children at a variety of levels and in different settings. Dr. Schimmel received her B.A. from The George Washington University and her Master's Degree in Special Education from Hunter College. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University. Dr. Schimmel began her career as a classroom teacher at the Churchill School, teaching second and fourth graders. Most recently she was a learning specialist at Riverdale Country School, where she provided differentiated instruction for students, implemented assessment models, and designed curriculum. Dr. Schimmel has supported teachers in enhancing their literacy instruction, and created professional development workshops for her colleagues. She has also taught a graduate course in the childhood education program at Fordham University.