11-3-2021, 11-19-2021 Identifying and Teaching Adult Students with Special Needs

First Literacy 2-Part Workshop Registration 

Identifying and Teaching Adult Students with Special Needs
Wednesday, November 3 and
Friday, November 19, 2021
1:00 - 2:30 PM via Zoom

Workshop Description:

Working with adult students with overt or hidden disabilities is always a challenge. In this 2-part workshop, you will explore some mindsets, strategies and tools for identifying and working with students with disabilities, including learning disabilities. 
(Please note: The presenter will count on your attendance at both sessions.) 

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to

  • describe and use tools/assessments that can help identify students with special needs or disabilities;
  • share strategies or techniques that can help differentiate your classroom;
  • modify lessons and activities to better serve students with special needs.


Kelly Folsom teaches HiSET/GED, college transition, and job readiness classes for X-Cel Education in Boston. In 2018 he helped design the Boston Common Accessibility Assessment Tool to assist programs in identifying students with hidden learning disabilities. He currently works with two blind students attempting to pass the HiSET. Previously, he taught middle and high school in Memphis, Washington, D.C. and Boston.    

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL Programs.

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