ERIC Number: ED267524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Supervising Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Intended for employers, supervisors, and coworkers, the booklet presents guidelines for accommodating learning disabled (LD) employees. An introductory section explains the condition, describing its nature and the range of impairments it includes. Five types of learning disabilities are identified: visual, auditory, motor, tactile, and academic. The importance of careful job placement is stressed. Types of accommodations are reviewed, including use of verbal instructions for persons with dyslexia, of short, simple sentences for persons with auditory perceptual problems, and the use of additional training time for people with both auditory and visual perceptual problems. Examples of restructuring jobs to accommodate employes are offered. Suggestions for interaction include being patient and flexible and finding a quiet place for communication. A final section addresses ways a supervisor can help. Supervisors are urged to be direct and specific, to help LD employees understand the hidden rules of the organization, to treat the disability matter-of-factly, and to use common sense. (CL)
Descriptors: Adults, Employers, Job Placement, Learning Disabilities, Perceptual Handicaps, Supervision, Supervisory Methods, Vocational Adjustment
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, 1111 20th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.