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ERIC Number: ED230751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Rehabilitating the Learning Disabled Adult.
American Rehabilitation, v7 n3 Jan-Feb 1982
Research points to numerous examples of the successes that occur when learning disabled adults are rehabilitated. For example, a study of learning disabled adults who were clients of the Arizona Division of Vocational Rehabilitation between 1975 and 1981 revealed that 64 percent of the clients had found work and remained working for two months or more. Included among the many difficulties that learning disabled adults face on the job are the following: deficient academic skills, problems learning a sequence of tasks, problems in managing time and in being on time, inefficiency and errors, clumsiness, and social skills problems. Learning disabled adults can overcome these problems. Many of them, however, need help, and many strategies are available to the vocational rehabilitation counselor for use in helping learning disabled adults. Sometimes knowing about the disability helps the rehabilitation counselor guide clients toward a job in their area of strength. Sometimes a job can be found in which the client does so well that the employer makes accommodations in order to keep a high producer on the job. Other strategies that are useful in rehabilitating learning disabled adults include vocational evaluation, remediation of specific disabilities, social skills instruction, and psychotherapy. (A glossary of types of learning disabilities and a brief bibliography conclude the pamphlet.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Programs, Adults, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques, Definitions, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Guidelines, Individual Characteristics, Individual Needs, Learning Disabilities, Needs Assessment, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Psychological Needs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Note: Reprinted as a separate publication.