ERIC Number: ED201762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Adult Education Special Demonstration Project. Special Needs Group--Handicapped: Development of Appropriate Services for the Learning Disabled.
A project was conducted to serve directly individuals enrolled in adult education programs whose life potentials have been severely limited by specific learning disabilities. The target group was students whose academic achievement grade levels fell within a 0-4 (and secondarily 4-8) range. Direct service components were diagnostic testing and evaluation, with written reports and comprehensive interpretive conferences and individualized prescriptive remedial programs delivered on a one-to-one basis in a clinical setting; and informal personal counseling. Additional services included consulting with adult education teachers on specific individuals, developing appropriate materials and programs for adult learning-disabled students, and broadening the community's awareness of adults with learning disabilities. All services were provided by experienced learning disabilities teachers. This report offers background on adults with learning disabilities from general needs to theoretical perspectives, a brief review of selected literature, a clinically based service model of educational therapy, a critique of a recent diagnostic battery suitable for adults with learning problems, and detailed accounts of this project's objectives. Abbreviated case studies, progress reports, and a list of remedial materials are also included in appendixes. Factors predictive of individual success in educational therapy are discussed. Recommendations for future programs for the learning-disabled adult are given. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adults, Case Studies, Citations (References), Demonstration Programs, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Therapy, Exceptional Persons, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Models, Program Development, Program Implementation, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: CSPS Foundation, Wheat Ridge, CO.
Note: For a related document see CE 028 697.