ERIC Number: ED175508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar-3
Reference Count: 0
Yes, There's Hope for Adults With Learning Disabilities.
Spear, Barbara E.
A program for adults with learning disabilities is being conducted at the Educational Testing and Learning Clinic (ETLC) at Orange Coast College (OCC). The program has five components. In order to enroll, the student's basic skill level must be below the eighth grade in reading, spelling, and writing, and below the sixth grade in mathematics. The student's intelligence quotient level must be 85 or above as measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. Diagnostic procedures include a battery of individual tests and conferences with a resident psychologist/counselor. A written report is submitted to an admissions committee for the final placement decision. An Individual Education Plan (IEP), which delineates specific skills to be remediated and materials to be used, is developed by a learning specialist and the students. Students are required to work with a specialist aide for six hours each week and to devote at least two hours to independent study. The student must achieve an 80% competency level each contact hour. Student evaluations are conducted annually, utilizing the diagnostic materials as pre-test data. This descriptive report discusses legal issues affecting special education, and contains the OCC Comprehensive Plan for Students with Learning Disabilities, which considers college philosophy, needs of learning disabled students in Orange County, and specific program objectives, activities, and evaluation methods. (DR)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Community Colleges, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Testing, Educationally Disadvantaged, Individualized Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Learning Laboratories, Learning Resources Centers, Low Achievement, Program Descriptions, Program Proposals, Remedial Programs, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Convention of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (San Francisco, California, March 3, 1979). The Itemized List of Educational Materials in the original document has been deleted due to irreproducibility