ERIC Number: ED238239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabled Adults in Postsecondary Education.
Hartman, Rhona C.; Krulwich, Maxine T.
Options in postsecondary education for adults and young adults with learning disabilities (LD) are examined. An introductory section considers characteristics of LD that present special problems, including difficulties in reading, writing, spelling, and/or using numerical concepts; distractability; difficulties with understanding or following directions; and clumsiness or poor coordination. Information on higher education for LD students includes descriptions of program options (such as an LD program or the pre-college session) and a review of the types of support services available. In a section intended for LD students, suggestions are offered for locating the appropriate school through reviewing directories, attending conferences, asking questions, and planning ahead. Methods which LD students have found helpful in managing out-of-classroom activities (such as keeping a calendar, writing down directions to parties, and scheduling regular exercise) are noted. Factors to be considered in matters of standardized testing and use of recorded texts are discussed. The fact sheet concludes with names and addresses of selected organizations and self-help groups, a bibliography on the topic, and a list of institutions represented at postsecondary night at the 1983 conference of the Association of Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH/Closer Look Resource Center.