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ERIC Number: ED216505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Planning Events for LD Adults.
Johnson, Charlotte F.
Problems and needs specific to learning disabled (LD) adults are examined, and considerations for planning events for LD adults are discussed. Four questions are addressed: Does the event really meet their needs? How can one attract their attention and get them there? What kind of structure should one provide in an event? and How can one meet their unique perceptual and cognitive needs? Among the problem areas considered are the neurological problem of an attention deficit; strong feelings against parentalization; and limitations in money, time, and energy. Several needs of LD adults are pointed out and suggestions for meeting those needs are offered, including reduction of stress through relaxation techniques, better employment opportunities through training in job skills, and improved self concept through group activities. The author also mentions methods for contacting LD adults, solutions to travel problems, locations for the event, structure of the event, and use of strong perceptual modalities and a combination of methods to reach the LD individual. A planning events checklist concludes the paper. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Convention of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (18th, Atlanta, GA, February 18-21, 1981).