Understanding Learning Disabilities Characteristics and Implementing Accommodations

June 20, 2016 8:30 AM–June 20, 2016 3:30 PM
Location: Calvary Academy, 1133 E. County Line Road, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Imago Dei: Created in the image of God! Every child fits that description and Christian schools that are prepared to serve all types of learners are more able to fulfill the mandate of Christ to reach each one. Weaker academic talent or learning differences need not be a reason to exclude children and families from the benefits of Christian education. We will explore the characteristics that are common among children who learn differently and then consider and practice methods that will better support their learning in general education classrooms. Especially discussed will be the role that all teachers can play in providing appropriate and doable accommodations for assignments as well as the necessary support for content reading. 

Dr. Kathy KeaferDr. Kathy Keafer

Dr. Kathy Keafer is currently the Administrator at Johnstown Christian School and an adjunct professor in the Education Department at Liberty University. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology, a Master's Degree in Special Education and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology. For 17 years she worked to develop a comprehensive program for students with special needs at Johnstown Christian School followed by 15 years as the Research and Curriculum Director at the National Institute for Learning Development. Her current interests include developing basic skills in reading, spelling, and math as well as helping teachers in Christian schools be more prepared to serve students with learning differences.

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