ERIC Number: ED197563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of Adult Learning Disabilities.
Haig, Joan M.; Patterson, Becky H.
An overview of adult learning disabilities is presented with an emphasis on the most recent developments in the field. Areas discussed are definition, characteristics, current literature, and program design. Various definitions of a learning disabled adult are identified and the problems associated with these definitions are considered. The social/emotional, academic, and processing characteristics are listed, with the focus on the manner in which these characteristics interrelate. An annotated bibliography lists sources in the following six areas: college programs, case studies, basic skills programs, adult basic education programs, research, and longitudinal studies. A description of one community college program is summarized, with three major phases of the programs discussed (a core of remedial/developmental courses, an integrated learning laboratory, and a series of inservice workshops). (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (13th, San Francisco, CA, March 27-30, 1980).