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Study Skills and Learning Strategies

Dr. Anthony Henley presents Study Skills and Learning Strategies: evidence-based methods to help students improve executive functioning, test-taking skills, and comprehension. Instruction is based primarily on the SKORE method developed by Claire Nissenbaum, a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and Founder of ASDEC. Participants will also learn to provide students with an overview of phonics and general study skills. In addition, they will learn how to boost test-taking skills that emphasize understanding directions and identifying key words. 

Study Skills is one of four required courses for Academic Therapy (AT) Certification. Participants may begin their AT training with this course.


Participants will learn specific methods to help students in three critical areas: Executive Function, Study Strategies and Grammar/Writing:

Executive Function:

  • Time Management,
  • Binder/Materials Organization,
  • Metacognition, and
  • Teacher Relations.

Study Strategies:

  • Memory Techniques,
  • Oral note-taking techniques, and
  • Systematic study from student texts.

Grammar/Vocabulary and Writing:

  • Grammar and parts of speech instruction,
  • Base words and inflected endings,
  • Multiple word meanings
  • Synonyms and antonyms,
  • Etymology, roots and affixes ,
  • Non-literal Language, such as idioms and metaphors
  • Brainstorming, graphic organizers and mind-mapping,
  • Sentence sense,
  • Paragraph structure, and
  • Essay structure.

Next Course: February 8 - April 25, 2020

Online Access to the class videos and materials will be available on the first day of class. We will send you an email with course login information one day prior to the start of class.

Dr. Henley will meet with participants for onsite sessions in Rockville to review course material and answer questions:

Onsite Dates:

2/22/20 from 9:00-1:00

3/28/20 from 9:00-1:00

4/18/20 from 9:00-1:00

If you are not able to attend onsite sessions, Dr. Henley will meet you online:

Online Sessions:

2/25/20 from 7:30-9:00

3/31/20 from 7:30-9:00

4/21/20 from 7:30-9:00

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Graduate Credit

Graduate Credit from Trinity University is available for an additional fee.  Click here for a registration form. Submit the form to [email protected] no later than February 2. Trinity will not accept late registrations. 

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Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-762-2414
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