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Understanding Diverse Learning Profiles Certificate Program

AISAP is proud to partner with Frankenberger Associates Learning Solutions Center on a Certificate program designed to better understand the learners in front of you.

Regardless of the students you enroll in your school, 1 out of 5 will have a learning challenge. We will train you to understand different types of learning challenges, unpack misperceptions and biases about learning disabilities, decipher neuropsychological/psychoeducational evaluations, ask questions to glean student learning profiles, employ classroom strategies to help all students, and demonstrate your knowledge through case studies. This information is presented through a six-module course of multiple videos, each of which provides required and supplemental readings and a multiple-choice assessment. Not only will you better understand the learners you interview in the admissions process, but your teachers will utilize strategies and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of ALL students in your school.

You’ll learn to:
  • Understand key cognitive/learning challenges/disabilities, terminology, and concepts
  • Identify, through reflection, common misperceptions of students with learning differences that arise in the interview/application process or in the classroom
  • Understand and interpret neuropsychological/psychoeducational evaluations including tests, test patterns, and scores to understand a student’s cognitive/learning profile
  • Learn key questions that can be asked to tease apart learning strengths, average abilities, and challenges for the students you interview as well as teach in the classroom
  • Provide faculty with the tools and strategies (primarily executive function) they need to ensure students achieve the most success
  • Demonstrate your knowledge through case studies 

Each video class connects to the next and you will be able to come back to these sessions at any time. You will have easy access to the course materials to support you in this journey.

Watch the Diverse Learning Profiles TRAILER

Watch this introductory video to learn more about our curriculum

Course Outline

The program is a self-paced, ten-hour, online certificate program that fits your individual schedule so you can begin at any time.   Here is the Course Outline, for more information.  If you have questions or want to learn more about this certificate program content, contact Caryl Frankenberger, at 203-481-8476.


Caryl Frankenberger is the Executive Director of Frankenberger Associates Learning Solutions Center, an educational consulting firm that was established in 1986. For over 30 years, Caryl has been assisting families in identifying and understanding their child’s cognitive/learning profiles. She is a master clinician, psychoeducational diagnostician. Caryl has committed her life’s work to educating individuals in  understanding evaluation and children who have complex learning profiles. She is an expert in the field of learning disabilities and a recognized national speaker with over 200 professional presentations. 

Alicia Piselli is the Director of Tutorial Services at Frankenberger Associates. She has deep and broad experience as an instructor, designer, presenter, and implementer of cutting-edge educational approaches. She has been working with students in the classroom, in small groups and individually for more than twenty years. Alicia earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Albertus Magnus College, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Quinnipiac University and holds a State of Connecticut Professional Educator Certificate in English. 

Gabriela Deambrosio is an Executive Function Coach/Tutor at Frankenberger Associates and an Independent Educational Consultant specializing in therapeutic placement. She has a broad range of teaching experiences in both public and independent schools in the U.S. and the U.K. Gabriela is passionate about helping students find joy in learning, and empowering them with the skills, confidence, and independence they need to achieve their personal and academic goals.

Ben Backes, the Director of Social-Emotional services at Frankenberger Associates, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC). Ben oversees the PEERS® Social Skills program and he provides counseling services to adolescents, young adults and adults as well as individual crisis management for schools. In addition to these roles, Ben is the co-founder and President of the Board of Directors for Winning Ways Inc., a non-profit organization designed to aid individuals returning from incarceration.

CECs Offered
Continuing Education Credits:

Course L&D Standards & Skills

AISAP Learning and Development Framework
Standard & Skill 2:  Operational Excellence

Notes for the Understanding Diverse Learning Profiles Certificate
  • Once you click the REGISTER button on the website, you are signed up for the course and all pre-recorded sessions
  • A confirmation email from AISAP Programs will be sent once you register.
  • Once registered, you will have access to content .
  • Your earn 1 CEC per session recording watched to 100%
  • To earn the Certificate, you must take and pass the assessments.

Certificate Program Registration Fee (for all sessions):

$695 for members
$800 for non-members
Join now and register at the member rate!

Multiples from the same school (contact AISAP at 203-421-7051):
$550 for each member 

For entire school groups (please contact Ron Crampton, Director of Finance, to register. To learn more about this program contact Caryl Frankenberger at 203-481-8476)

Enrollment of fewer than 100 students - $4,000
Enrollment of fewer than 200 students – $5,900
Enrollment of 200-499 students - $7,500
Enrollment of 500 or more students – $9,000

Summer Cohort Group
During summer break, the Summer Cohort Group will meet from 3-4pm ET on June 8th, July 13th, and August 10th to go through the sections together. 

Fall/Winter Cohort Group
Give yourself the GIFT of professional development in the fall!  The Fall/Winter Cohort Group will meet from 3-4mp ET on October 12th, November 9th, and December 14th to go through the sections together.

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