Basics on Characteristics and Supporting Students with Specific Learning Disabilities

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM


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The webinar starts at 9:40 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 9:45 a.m. 


Basics on Characteristics and Supporting Students with Specific Learning Disabilities is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Effective teaching is a critical element in the university classroom. With an increasing number of students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) pursuing college degrees, university faculty benefit from understanding the characteristics and impact of learning disabilities on their students. This presentation will provide insight into the variety of characteristics of SLD’s and the challenges that this diverse population of students encounter in college. A further goal is that this understanding will increase your confidence in partnering with students with SLD’s to provide effective accommodations that “level the playing field” for them such that they are able to access and master the material from your class.


This workshop is a required workshop for the Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion.


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Gail Elmore
Lead Psychologist
Lexington/Richland 5 School District
Graduate Instructor

Gail Elmore. is a Licensed Psychologist who earned a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2006. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and the lead psychologist in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties. She has been an undergraduate and graduate instructor at UofSC for over 10 years. Elmore has worked as a program consultant for the Center for Disability Resources and as an advisor to Psychology undergraduate students. She has published journal articles and presented at national and local conferences on topics related to students with disabilities. She served on a multidisciplinary team that created the first Disability Policy for Resource Officers in the United States and has provided training based on that policy. She is a past recipient of the South Carolina Association of School Psychologist (SCASP) Outstanding Contribution to the Field of School Psychology award and is currently the President-elect of SCASP.